Gomm, Sir William Maynard (1784 - 1875)
- 15 March 1875
- Army officer and Governor of Mauritius
Sir William Gomm was the sixth British governor of Mauritius (1842-49). He had previously served in colonial administration in Jamaica (1839–42), and had done military service during the Peninsular Wars and at Waterloo. He was responsible for the postal reforms in Mauritius which saw the birth of postage stamps in the island.
- Dictionary of Mauritian Biography (Dictionnaire de biographie mauricienne), Societe de l'histoire de l'ile Maurice, Port Louis, Mauritius, 1941–81. [ Details... ]
- Carr-Gomm, Francis Culling, Letters and Journals of Field-Marshall Sir William Maynard Gomm, G.C.B. Commander-in-Chief of India, Constable of the Tower of London &c. &c. From 1799 to Waterloo, 1815, John Murray, London, 1881. [ Details... ]
- Vetch, R. H. and Lunt, rev. James, 'Gomm, Sir William Maynard (1784-1875)', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. [ Details... ]
- 'The Story of Air Mauritius', The Mauritius Philatelic Society News Bulletin, vol. 18, April 2001, p. 28. [ Details... ]
- 'Field-Marshall Sir William Gomm, G.C.B.', The Times, 16 March 1875. [ Details... ]
Sources used to compile this entry: Dictionary of Mauritian Biography (Dictionnaire de biographie mauricienne), Societe de l'histoire de l'ile Maurice, Port Louis, Mauritius, 1941–81.
Prepared by: Helen Morgan
Created: 16 March 2006, Last modified: 26 August 2006