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Name: ATKINSON, Herbert Benjamin 'H.B.'

Nee: brother of Dr Arthur Edward Atkinson and Eustace Clare Atkinson

Birth Date: 7 Apr 1880

Death Date: 29 Jan 1941 aged 62 Nbi Forest Rd cem.

First Date: 1907

Profession: Settler, Red 25 - Proprietor, Londiani Hotel, Londiani

Area: Londiani

Married: Maria Aline, previously Mrs Sharpe, d. 8 Dec 1967 Kingswood, Cheshire

Book Reference: Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Land, Gazette, Barnes, Medals, Campling, Rift Valley, Red Book 1912, Red 19

War Service: Censorship Dept,. E. Africa

School: Trinity Coll., Cambridge

General Information:

Land 1909 - H.B. Atkinson - Grazing and agricultural, 5000 acres - E. Ravine - 26/9/07 - Leasehold for 99 years from 1/7/09 - Registered 22/6/10
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Ravine - E.B. Atkinson ?
Nairobi Forest Road Cemetery - Herbert Benjamin Atkinson, British, age 62, died 29/1/41  
Medals - East Africa Censors Department - Herbert Benjamin Atkinson, Captain
Campling - 1920s - The only other children in the area at the time to provide companionship for him [L.K. Campling] were the two Sharpe girls, Estelle and Sylvia; their mother Mrs Atkinson, a Belgian lady, ran the Londiani Hotel, helped by her husband, Mr H.B. Atkinson, the girls' stepfather. H.B. Atkinson was the youngest brother of Dr. Atkinson, well-known as an elephant hunter and ivory trader …….. A third brother, E.C. Atkinson lived in the area on the farm Kampi Kongoni, where he did what he could to encourage and protect the wild birds and animals.
Rift Valley - Member of the Rift Valley Sports Club - Jan 1929 - Elected - 12 Dec 1920 - H.B. Atkinson
Red Book 1912 - H.B. Atkinson - Eldama Ravine
Gazette 4/5/1921 - Notice to Herbert Benjamin Atkinson, Farm 1470, Upper Songhor - to remove all natives residing on the farm
Gazette - 12/11/1919 - Register of Voters - Lake Area - Herbert Benjamin Atkinson - Settler - Londiani
Red Book 1919 - District Committees - Ravine - H.B. Atkinson
Gazette 25 Feb 1941 probate required by Maria Aline
Gazette 21 June 1968 wife's probate
Cambridge Univ. Alumni Sizar at TRINITY, Oct. 1, 1898. S. of George Bullock, of Priory Terrace, Stamford, Lincs. B. there Apr. 7, 1880. School, Stamford Grammar (Dr Barnard). Matric. Michs. 1898. Served in the Great War (Capt., East African Force; twice mentioned in despatches; O.B.E.). (Univ. War List.)

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