John Amadu Bangura

John Amadu Bangura

Sierra Leonean Politician
Born Aug 13, 1920

Brigadier John Amadu Bangura, C.B.E. was the acting Governor-General of Sierra Leone from 18 April 1968 until 22 April 1968. He led the Sargeants' Coup in 1968 that successfully re-instated civilian rule in Sierra Leone.

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1930 Birth Born on March 8, 1930.


1949 19 Years Old He left school in 1949 and joined the Army in 1950 as an ordinary soldier. … Read More


1952 22 Years Old His performance at Teshie Camp necessitated his transfer to Eaton Hall, Mons Officer Cadet School in 1952. … Read More
1954 24 Years Old He graduated at Sandhurst in August 1954 with the rank of Second Lieutenant. … Read More
1955 25 Years Old He returned to Sierra Leone in 1955 and was appointed Commander or a Rifle Company's Platoon in the First Battalion, Royal Sierra Leone Regiment.
1958 28 Years Old In 1958 he was promoted to the rank of Captain.


1962 32 Years Old In 1962 he served with the First Sierra Leone Contingent on the Congo Operations of the United Nations Organization (U.N.O.C.). … Read More
1964 34 Years Old Brigadier John Amadu Bangura became Commander of the First Battalion Royal Sierra Leone Regiment in 1964 when he attained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. … Read More
1966 36 Years Old In 1966 he was posted to attend the Joint Services Staff College (J.S.S.C.) in Latimer, Buckinghamshire. … Read More
1967 37 Years Old 1 More Event
After a period of successful military career, he was arrested and detained at Pademba Road Prisons prior to the March 1967 General Elections. … Read More
1968 38 Years Old Bangura formed the Anti-Corruption Revolutionary Movement (ACRM) with a group of non-commissioned officers. In April 1968, Bangura led the Sergeants' Coup and overthrew Brigadier Andrew Juxon-Smith and his National Reformation Council (NRC). … Read More


1970 40 Years Old 1 More Event
…  On 29 March 1970, Stevens had Bangura hanged after he was mercilessly beaten and had concentrated acid poured on Bangura. … Read More
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