Sir Frederick Chalmers Bourne, son of Sir Frederick
Bourne and Isabel Alice was born on 12 August 1891. Educated at Rugby, and
obtained his M. A. degree from Christ Church, Oxford. Served in 4th
Battalion Queen's Own (RW Kent Regiment), 1910-20. Joined as an ICS
officer, 1920. Was Deputy Commissioner of Lahore, 1937-40; Secretary to
Government of Punjab Home Department, 1940-41; Chief Secretary to
Government, Punjab, 1941-45. Bourne was appointed Acting Governor of
Central Provinces and Berar, May - October 1945; Acting Governor of Assam,
1946; Governor of Central Provinces and Berar, 1946-47. He was the first
Governor of EB from 15 August 1947 till 5 April 1950. Later, Advisor, Gold
Coast, 1955. He was conferred with the following honours: KCSI (1946); CSI
(1944); CIE (1941). Married Heather Frances in 1918, daughter of late Lt.
Col. F.W. Burbury. She accompanied her husband to Dhaka.