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José Augusto Alves Roçadas

José Augusto Alves Roçadas
Governor of Macau
In office
1908–1909
MonarchManuel II of Portugal
Preceded byPedro de Azevedo Coutinho
Succeeded byEduardo Augusto Marques
Governor of Angola
In office
1909–1910
MonarchManuel II of Portugal
Preceded byPedro de Azevedo Coutinho
Succeeded byCaetano Francisco Cláudio Eugénio Gonçalves
Personal details
Born(1865-04-06)6 April 1865
Vila Real, Portugal
Died28 April 1926(1926-04-28) (aged 61)
Lisbon, Portugal
AwardsOfficer of the Order of the Tower and Sword
Distinguished Service Medal
Military Merit Medal
Military service
Branch/serviceArmy
Years of service1882-1926
RankGeneral
Battles/warsBattle of Mufilo
World War I
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese羅沙達
Simplified Chinese罗沙达

José Augusto Alves Roçadas (Vila Real, 6 April 1865 – Lisbon, 28 April 1926) was an officer of the Portuguese Army and a colonial administrator.

In 1907 troops under his command in Portuguese Angola put down a revolt by the Ovambo at the Battle of Mufilo.

As a colonial administrator, Alves Roçadas served as Governor of the District of Huíla in Portuguese Angola (1905 - 1908), Governor of Macau (1908-1909) and Governor-General of Angola (1909-1910).

During World War I, Alves Roçadas served as the commanding officer of Portuguese forces in southern Angola, leading them in combat in the German invasion of Portuguese Africa against the invading German forces.[1]

After the war, he participated in the preparation of the 28 May 1926 coup d'état, together with Generals Manuel Gomes da Costa, Sinel de Cordes and Óscar Carmona, thus creating the Ditadura Nacional. First destined to take up a post in the new government, he fell ill and died a month before the coup.

Notes

  1. ^ Strachan, p.80

References

  • Hew Strachan, The First World War in Africa (2004) ISBN 9780199257287


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