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Sir Charles Warren

WARREN, Charles

Born : Feb 17 1840.

Educated : Cheltenham, Sandhurst and Woolwich.

1857 : Joined the Royal Engineers.

1867 : Served in Palestine.

1870 : Returned to England.

1876-77 : Posted to Africa as Special Commissioner for Colonial Office.

1877-78 : Fought in Kaffir War during which he was severely wounded and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

1880 : Returned to England.

1882 : Tracked down the murderers of Professor Edward Palmer's Expedition in Egypt. Was knighted.

1884 : In second expedition to relieve General Gordon at Khartoum.

1886 : Mar - Succeeded Edmund Henderson as Metropolitan Police Commissioner.

1888 : Nov 8 - Resigned as Commissioner.

1899-1902 : Fought in the Boer War.

1927 : Jan 26 - Died.

Warren never made any statements about who he thought the killer might be but in a report to the Home Office on Oct 17 1888 he wrote "I look upon this series of murders as unique in the history of our country."

Charles Warren in the 1860s

Portrait of Sir Charles Warren painted during the Boer War