Born in 1857, Field Marshal Lord Plumer enters the British Army in 1876 as a sub-lieutenant in the 65th Foot Regiment. A decorated officer who is promoted to the rank of General during WWI, Plumer goes on to serve as governor of Malta from 1919-1924. From 1925-1928, Plumer assumes the position of Palestine’s second British High Commissioner. Plumer’s tenure is uneventful, aside from seeing an increase in net Jewish emigration in 1927. He is impartial toward both Zionist and Arab national aspirations.