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Name: ALLEN, Brian

Birth Date: 22 Apr 1893 Croydon

Death Date: 15 July 1964 Nairobi

First Date: 1919

Profession: Sent to Kenya by his company - African Explosives & Industries. Ran the Queen's Laundry

Area: Karen, Box 913, Nairobi

Married: In Quetta 4 Dec 1919 Lorna Marjorie Hendley b. 29 Aug 1898 Simla, d. 1961 Nairobi. She ran a riding school

Children: Lorna Suzanne Stafford (Fisher) (4 Sep 1920 S. Africa-2004); Nicholas Archibald (23 Mar 1926 Johannesburg-1977); Wendy Irene (31 Aug 1928 S. Africa-1999); Jeremy Brian Stafford (16 Oct 1930 Nairobi-2017)

Book Reference: EAWL, Verandah, Hut, Red 31, Red 22

General Information:

Source:- Mrs P. Tomalin
Verandah - A soldier in India - Captain - with no private means. After WW1, in 1923, he returned to S. Africa where he had been expelled from his parents' Quaker fold because he had enlisted for the War. His wife had been born and brought up in India - her father was a doctor in the Indian Medical Service. His farm in S. Africa failed and he took a job with 'African Explosives & Industries' and they sent him to Kenya.
Gazette - Voters List 1936 - Captain Brian Allen, Manager, Afrtican Explosives and Industries Ltd and Lorna Marjorie, Married woman, Muthaiga
Red 22 - B. Allen, Nakuru
Hut has B. Allen 1922 Nakuru
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 - Voters List Capt Brian Allen, c/o ICI, Muthaiga , Box 390 Nbi
Barnes Langata cem, Nairobi
Brian played polo for Kenya as did his sons Nick and Jeremy
 

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