British Empire Article

Sir Walter Egerton

Sir Walter Egerton became Governor of Lagos Colony, covering most of the Yoruba lands in the southwest of what is now Nigeria, in 1903. The colonial office was in the process of amalgamating the Lagos Colony with the protectorate of Southern Nigeria, and in August 1904 also appointed Egerton as High Commissioner for the Southern Nigeria Protectorate. In this photograph Egerton is on the extreme right with his wife being on the left.

Photograph courtesy of The National Archives

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