Sir Cosmo Haskard, Irish-born British colonial administrator, Died at 100

Sir Cosmo Dugal Patrick Thomas Haskard was born on November 25, 1916, in Dublin and died on February 21, 2017.

He was an Irish-born British colonial administrator and retired British Army officer.

Haskard turned 100 in November 2016.

Cosmo Haskard was the son of John McDougal and Alicia “Lily” Haskard.

He received his educated at Cambridge University, he served in the university’s Officer Training Corps, attaining the rank of cadet company sergeant major; he was commissioned a second lieutenant for service with the infantry unit of the Cambridge OTC contingent on 1 October 1938.

Haskard was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Royal Irish Fusiliers on 1 November 1939, attaining the rank of captain (war-substantive) by the end of the Second World War.

Haskard was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, Military Division (MBE) in September 1945.

He was promoted to the substantive rank of captain on 1 January 1949, with the honorary rank of major.

Haskard relinquished his reserve commission on November 25, 1966, retaining the honorary rank of major.

Haskard served as Governor of the Falkland Islands from 1964 to 1970.

Haskard was appointed KCMG in the 1965 New Year Honours.

Sir Cosmo Haskard passed away at 100 years old.