The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/White, Hon’ble Sir Herbert Thirkell
White, Hon’ble Sir Herbert Thirkell, K.C.I.E., (1903); C.S.I. (1892); Lieut.-Governor, Burma (retired); s. of Richard White; b. 1855; educ: at Dulwich and Brasnose College, Oxford; joined I.C.S. 1877; served in all the lower grades of the service and was posted as Commissioner, Burma-China Boundary, 1897; appointed Chief Judge of the Chief Court, Burma, 1900; Lieut.-Governor, Burma, 1905-1910; reduced the amount of the annual tributes from the Shan Chiefs and promoted education among them; carried out certain Railway Extensions in the Shan States; m. Fannie Sophia, d. of Captain William Hawes, I.N., 1877; retired, 1910. Address: 31, Argyll Road, Kensington, W. Club: East India United Service.