Arthur David Alban (1862-1927)

Arthur D Alban was born March 12 1862 on Geurnsey in the English Channel. 

Passed a. competitive examination on May 30, and appointed a Student Interpreter in the Levant, June 11, 1883. Promoted to be an Assistant, August; 1, 1885; and Vice Consul at Alexandria, February 1 1890. Acting Consul at Alexandria in 1890. 
Acting Vice-Consul at Beirout in 1888 and 1889. 
Acting Consul-General at Alexandria 1891, 1892 and 1894, and 1894. 
Acting Consul at Jeddah in 1895 and 1896. 
Appointed British Delegate to the Quarantine Board of Egypt, July 1, 1897. 
Again Acting Consul- General at Alexandria in l897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1902 and 1903. 
Promoted to be Consul, to reside at Alexandria, December 10, 1901; and Consul at Cairo, for the Consular District of Cairo, March .27, 1903. 
Was British Delegate to the International Sanitary Conference at Paris, October -November, 1903. Received the Coronation Medal, 1911. 
The maritime portion of Mudiria of Keneh was excluded from the District of the Consulate, and a new Commission issued to Mr. Alban, April 1, 1918. 
Made an O.B.E.June 3, 1918. 
Promoted to be Consul-General at Alexandria, October 1, 1919. 
Retired on a pension, March 17, 1924.

From a newspaper clipping possibly published at the time of his retirement in 1924.