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Name: POLLOCK, John Alsager DSO (Lieut.-Col.)

Birth Date: 3 Apr 1882 Ireland

Death Date: 22 Sep 1941 Warwick, heart failure

First Date: 1920

Profession: Farmer

Area: Loldaiga Estate, Nanyuki, Hut 1920 Nairobi

Married: 1. 1917 Gladys Violet Nevill 2. 1927 Mrs Freda Doyle widow of W. Gleaves Doyle

Book Reference: Debrett, KAD, Red 25, Hut, Red 22, DSO, SS, Paice's Place, Red 21

War Service: OX & Bucks Light Infantry; 11th Sudanese Army

School: Wellington College

General Information:

Debrett - Lieut.-Col. Oxfordshire and Bucks L.I. Reserve of Officers; S. Africa 1899-1902 (Queen's medal with 2 clasps, King's medal with 2 clasps) Sudan 1914 (medal with clasp, 4th Class of Order of the Nile) European War 1914-19 (despatches, DSO); Egyptian Army 1908-16
DSO - London Gazette 30/7/19 - For conspicuous gallantry and initiative during the attack on Peiziere on 18 Sept 1918. In mopping up the village the battalion encountered considerable opposition from strong points. He promptly went forward accompanied only by his Intelligence Officer and four runners. He led this small party in face of heavy fire against Proctor's Post, capturing it together with 3 officers and 47 other ranks. He did splendid work.
Soldier Settlement Scheme after WW1 - Class B - Lieut.-Col. J.A. Pollock, DSO, Wingfield, Godalming, Surrey - Farm 868
Paice's Place - Nanyuki's main social event was its gymkhana, 3 days of races, polo and social events which attracted people from all over the colony. This had been founded in 1921 by Lt.-Col. J.A. Pollock, a soldier-settler who had served in India for 6 years. …………….. There were also two packs of hounds in the district. Lt.-Col. J.A. Pollock's Loldaiga Hounds chased ostrich, while the North Kenya Hounds were successful enough to be converted into a subscription pack in 1928.
Gazette 5/4/2938 - Honorary Game Warden
Gazette - 26/9/1923 - Voters Register - Kenya Province - Lt.-Col. John Alsager Pollock DSO, Farmer Loldaiga Estate, PO Nanyuki and Gladys Violet Pollock, Married woman PO Nanyuki

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