Albert was born on the 2nd November 1890 in St Bees, Cumberland to Albert Isherwood and Martha Smith.

Albert apparently went to Oxford University but I have yet to find a record of this.

In 1917 Albert was apparently Education Superintendent in Nigeria but he shortly started working as a civil servant in Tanganyika (now Tanzania). He became deputy directory of education in the Kings birthdoy honours of 1926:

St. James’s Palace, S.IW. 1,
3rd July, 1926.
The KING has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of His Majesty’s Birthday, to give Orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (to be dated the 5th June, 1926):
To be Officers of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order:
Albert Arthur Magnall Isherwood, Esq., Deputy Director of Education, Tanganyika Territory.

Albert had become Director of Education by the 25th August 1939 when he was appointed to be a member of the Executive Council of the Tangnanyika Territory. He had also been awarded the OBE.

On the 11th June 1942 Albert was made an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG). (Supplement to the London Gazette, 11 June, 1942 – 2479).

Albert appears to have been married twice, first to Dorothy who was born in 1891 and then to Agnes who was born about 1892. I am not aware of any children.

Albert died on the 19th August 1957 and was buried in Moshi Cemetery in Tanganyika. The following is engraved on his tombstone

In Loving and Grateful Remembrance Before God
of Albert Arthur Mangwall Isherwood, CMG, OBE.
Born in Cumberland 1889.
Died at Moshi 1957.
A Colonial Civil Servant
Who Served Tanganyika from 1917 – 1954.
‘For with thee is the well of life
And in thy light shall we see light.’

[Last updated 02 Jan 2012]