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Name: ADAMS, John Septimus

Birth Date: 10 Mar 1903 Sherborne, Dorset

Death Date: Apr 1997 Oxford

Nationality: English

First Date: 1928

Last Date: 1969

Profession: Farmer, nurseryman - sent carnations to Nairobi as a sideline, packing them at night when it was coolest and taking them down to the station about midnight.

Area: Njoro (partner with Andersen)

Married: In Nairobi Cathedral 1935 Hilda May Hansen

Children: Robert; George

Book Reference: EAWL, Nellie, Midday Sun, Sitrep 2, Hut, mini-Sitrep XIV, XII, Gazette

War Service: KAR in WW2

School: Sherborne School

General Information:

Nellie - 1953 - she bought a siren alarm from Gailey & Roberts - 'I have erected it on the lawn and John Adams is going to fix it for me; he has the very good idea of running all the flex which has to be outside through half-inch piping so that no one can cut it. And will fix switches in every room to work it .….'
One of the original '500' men in the Kenya Regt. in 1937. (KR 248)
mini-Sitrep XIV - letter from Nigel Walsh (KR 3836) .......... I attended the funeral of John Septimus Adams (the seventh child). He was 94, and prior to his death very active mentally but frail physically. He led the Kenya KAR contingent at the Queen's Coronation Parade in London. The last time I spoke to him he was a little vague but thought he was in the Kenya Regiment for a while at the beginning of the last war, and was then posted to 5 KAR with whom he served in Ethiopia, and later Burma. ..…
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Voters List Rift Valley

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