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Name: YOUNGER, William Murray OBE

Birth Date: 7 Apr 1882

Death Date: 1958 Birmingham

First Date: 1908

Last Date: 1936 ?

Profession: Police officer

Area: Uganda

Married: In Entebbe 1916 Lily Bleakman b. 28 July 1883 Birmingham, d. 2 Mar 1954

Children: Margaret (Cox) b. 16 Feb 1917

Book Reference: Gillett, EA & Rhodesia, North

War Service: Awarded King's Police Medal in 1919 and OBE in 1933

General Information:

Appointed from the Transvaal to the CID in Uganda, he later established the first finger-print bureau in EA. In 1911 he introduced the finger-print system of registration of domestic servants which worked well for some time. Later abolished because it was found not to have been authorised by law. He continued to be in charge of the CID in Uganda and during 1914-18 was Staff Officer and APM for Uganda and the Lake area. A keen Freemason
East Africa & Rhodesia - 18/3/54 - Mrs Younger, whose death in Edinburgh is reported, was the wife of Captain W. Younger, formerly of the Uganda Police. They were married in Uganda in 1916 and livewd there for almost 20 years before going to Jamiaca for two years.
EA & Rhodesia - 28/8/58 - Mr William M. Younger OBE, who was at one time head of the CID in Uganda, has died from heart failure in Birmingham at the age of 76. Joining the South African Constabulary in 1902, he saw service in the Cape Province, the Orange River Colony, and the Transvaal, and was then transferred to the criminal investigation department. In 1908 he moved to Uganda to establish the first finger-print bureau in East Africa, and when the CID was formed several years later as a separate department he was put in charge of it and so remained for many years.
In the 1914-18 war he served as Staff Officer and APM for Uganda and the Lake Area. In 1936 he left Uganda for Jamaica, and two years later retired from the Colonial Service. Throughout the last war he was assistant divisional food officer for the Midlands. Then he settled in Edinburgh, where he was honorary secretary of the Uganda Society in Scotland. A keen Freemason, he had been Master of two Uganda lodges. He was a PDGW of East Africa, and held Grand rank in the Scottish Constitution. Mrs Younger died in 1954. They had been married in Uganda in 1916. They are survived by one daughter, Mrs Margaret Cox.
EA & Rhodesia - 4/9/58 - …… He was a very good shot, and represented Uganda in three winning teams in the Manning Cup competitions. When he returned to England he was employed by the British Motor Trade Association in Birmingham both before and after the last war, and only when he reached the age of 70 did he retire from that work. In recent years he had been rather crippled, but had still got about, visiting his only daughter both in South America and in the United States.

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