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Name: THOMPSON, Frederick Edward

Nee: 3rd son of jobbing shepherd

Birth Date: 9.4.1893 Northumberland

Death Date: 13 Nov 1970 Nairobi

First Date: 1928 - after managing Tobacco farm near Zomba, Nyasaland. 1924-28

Last Date: 1970

Profession: Joined Coldstream Guards (aged 16) & fought in France in WW1. Stayed in Guards until 1924 - Sergeant Major. Went to Kenya to manage mixed farm at Lumbwa for Capt. Gough, an Irish Landowner and his officer in the Guards

Area: Lumbwa, Crossroads Farm Kabete

Married: 1939 Edith Gwyn Eteson Walker b. 2 June 1905 Wycombe, Bucks., d. 19 Dec 1985 Maidstone

Children: Elizabeth Mary ('Lilla') (2.2.1941); Margaret Anne (Davies) (16.5.1942); Vivien Jane (1.10.1944)

Book Reference: EAWL, Hut

War Service: WW1 in France Coldstream Guards. WW2 Quarter Master at Embakasi Depot

General Information:

In 1931 he came to Nairobi to manage Kihingo Coffee Estate on the junction of Marlborough Rd. and Taylor's Rd., Kabete. Bought part of Kihingo Estate on the death of Capt. Gough. Named Crossroads Farm in 1948. Served in the Home Guard through the Emergency and bred border collie sheepdogs. Mrs Thompson came to Kenya in 1937 as a governess. Source: Mrs M.A. Davies
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Kiambu Voters List
Gazette 22 Jan 1971 probate
Ancestry Passenger list London-Mombasa 19 June 1957

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