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Name: AYRE-SMITH, Oswyn (Major)

Birth Date: 1879

Death Date: 31 Dec 1965 London

First Date: 1917

Profession: Farmer

Area: Turkana, 1925 Farm 1445/2, Fort Ternan Cheplakwet Estate,

Married: Dorothy b. 1884

Book Reference: Rayne, Red 25, Hut, EAMR, Red 22, SS, Rift Valley, Gazette

War Service: 6 KAR, WW1 with EAMR b Sqdn 14/9/14 - Cpl. 6/2/15; to I.D. EAMR has O.A. Smith - B Sqdn. 14/9/14

General Information:

Red 22 - Major Ayre Smith, Kericho
Soldier Settlement Scheme after WW1 - Class B - Major O. Ayre-Smith, Waverton, Alleyn Park, Dulwich, SE - Farm 710 Rayne - 1917 - reinforced in Turkana by 200 rifles under Major Ayre-Smith. His company composed entirely of ex-German askaris who unfortunately mutinied and had to be disarmed.  
Red 25 - Honorary Permit Issuer
Hut 1922
BEADOC - went to Nanyuki
Rift Valley - Member of the Rift Valley Sports Club - Jan 1929 - Elected - 16 Feb 1926 - Maj. O. Ayre Smith
Gazette - 20/7/1921 - Register of Voters - Lake Area - Oswyn Ayre-Smith - Farmer, Cheplukuet - Fort Ternan
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Aberdare Voters List Settler, Nanyuki

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