Ambrose Flux Dundas

Sir Ambrose Dundas Flux Dundas KCIE CSI (14 April 1899 – 29 April 1973) was a British civil servant and colonial administrator in British India in what later became Pakistan. He was also Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man from 1952 to 1959.

Sir Ambrose Flux Dundas
19th Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
In office
9 September 1952  7 September 1959
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded bySir Geoffrey Bromet
Succeeded bySir Ronald Garvey
2nd Governor of North-West Frontier Province
In office
8 April 1948  16 July 1949
MonarchKing George VI
Governors-GeneralMuhammad Ali Jinnah
Khawaja Nazimuddin
Preceded byGeorge Cunningham
Succeeded bySahibzada Mohammad Kursheed
Chief Commissioner of Balochistan
In office
4 October 1947  8 April 1948
MonarchKing George VI
Preceded bySir Geoffrey Prior
Succeeded byCecil Savidge
Personal details
Ambrose Dundas Flux Dundas

(1899-04-14)14 April 1899
Died29 April 1973(1973-04-29) (aged 74)
Binfield, Berkshire, England
SpouseMary Forest Bracewell
ChildrenOne daughter
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
OccupationCivil servant


Flux Dundas was born in 1899, the son of Reverend Alfred William Flux Dundas. He was educated at the Harrow School, the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and Christ Church, Oxford.[1]

He joined the Indian Civil Service in 1922 at the age of 23, and remained in the ICS until 1947, when the independence of Pakistan took place. He served as the last British governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (then called the North-West Frontier Province) of Pakistan from 1948 to 1949.[2]

From 1952 to 1959 he was Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.[3] Prior to his appointment as Lieutenant Governor, Flux Dundas had been general manager of the Bracknell Development Corporation, an eight-member committee administering the construction and development of Bracknell New Town. He returned to the BDC in 1959, serving as its chairman until 1967.[4]

He married Mary Forest Bracewell in 1931. They had one daughter, Anstice Ann Flux Dundas, born 12 December 1933 in Peshawar.

Flux Dundas died on 29 April 1973 at "Roxwell", his house in Binfield, Berkshire.[5]


Flux Dundas was made a Companion of the Order of the Star of India (CSI) in 1946, and was knighted KCIE (Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire) in 1948.[1]


  1. Kelly's handbook to the titled, landed and official classes. Vol. 95. Kelly's. 1969.
  2. Provinces of Pakistan since 1947
  3. World Statesmen: Isle of Man
  4. Kermode, D.G. (2001). Offshore island politics: the constitutional and political development of the Isle of Man in the twentieth century. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. ISBN 0-85323-777-8.
  5. "No. 46030". The London Gazette. 17 July 1973. p. 8384.
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