Person NameDonald; Sir; John Stewart (1861-1948); Knight, Indian Civil Service
ForenamesJohn Stewart
EpithetKnight, Indian Civil Service
ActivitySir John Stewart Donald (1861-1948) was born at Ferozepore, Punjab, India, on 8 September 1861, the son of Alexander John Stewart Donald, of the Punjab Provincial Service. He was educated in India, and in 1882 himself entered the Punjab Provincial Service. His particular local knowledge secured him continuous employment thereafter, especially on the North-West Frontier. He was appointed as resident at Waziristan in 1908, where his fluency in Waziri Pushtu and knowledge of Wazir and Mahsud tribal law and customs served him well. He was knighted in 1915. He retired in 1920, and died in Cyprus on 30 July 1948.
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