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Gordon Guggisberg

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Brigadier-General Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg, (20 July 1869 – 21 April 1930) was a senior Canadian-born British Army officer and British Empire colonial administrator. He published a number of works on military topics and Africa. Early life Guggisberg was born in Galt, Ontario, Canada. He was the grandson of Samuel Guggisberg, a cabinetmaker and farmer who had emigrated from Uetendorf in Canton Bern, Switzerland, in 1832. He was the eldest son born to merchant Frederick Guggisberg and his wife Dora Louisa Willson. After moving to England in 1879, Guggisberg was educated at Burney's School, Portsmouth, and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Royal Engineers in 1889 and promoted to lieutenant in 1892. He served in Singapore from 1893 to 1896. He became instructor in fortification at Woolwich in January 1897, where he distinguished himself by reforming the methods and syllabus of instruction. He was promoted to captain in 1
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