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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Goldsworthy, Sir Roger Tuckfield

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Goldsworthy, Sir Roger Tuckfield, K.C.M.G., sometime Colonial Secretary, Western Australians the younger son of the late Thomas Goldsworthy, of Calcutta, by Sophia, daughter of Wm. Tuckfield, R.N. He was born in 1839, and educated at Sandhurst College. He served during the Indian mutiny in the volunteer cavalry of Havelock's forces; and was present in the actions of Oonao, Busserutgunj, and at the re-capture of Busserutgunj. For these services he was twice mentioned in despatches and received two medals and a commission in the 17th Lancers. He assisted in the relief and defence of Lucknow, and saw much other service in India and Africa. In May 1876 he was appointed President of Nevis, and was Colonial Secretary of Western Australia and senior member of the Legislative Council from 1877 to 1880. He was administrator of the Government, and Colonial Secretary of St. Lucia from 1881 to 1884, when he was appointed Governor and Commander-in-Chief of British Honduras. In 1891 he became Governor of the Falkland Islands. He married, in 1869, Eliza, daughter of John Gawler Prior, of Sunderland and widow of Captain Egan, R.A.; was created C.M.G. in 1874 and K.C.M.G. on Jan. 2nd, 1889.