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Cumming Roualeyn George Gordon

Cumming, Roualeyn George Gordon, the African lion hunter, was born in 1820, educated at Eton, and in 1838 entered the East India Company's service. Resigning his commission in 1840, after serving in Canada and the Cape Mounted Rifles at the close of 1843 he organised and carried out a five years' hunting expedition in the interior of South Africa. He returned to England in 1848, and delivered lectures on his adventures. His chief works are his Five Years of a Hunter's Life, and The Lion Hunter of South Africa. He died at Fort Augustus in 1866.