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Name: REID, Mervyn Henry MRCVS

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Birth Date: 24 Sep 1892 Sligo

Death Date: 16 Jan 1926 Nairobi

First Date: 1914

Last Date: 1926

Profession: Vet officer

Area: Nyeri, 1921 Rumuruti

Married: In Nairobi 13 Apr 1917 Rosetta Hart b. 28 Sep 1888 Scarborough, d. 1975 East Dereham, nurse

Children: Eileen Betty (Luyt) (19 Dec 1918 Nyeri-5 Sep 1999 Cape Town); Denis Brabazon (19 Dec 1919 Nyeri-14 Jan 1991 Southport, KwaZulu-Natal)

Book Reference: KAD, Red 25, Hut, Red 22, Gazette, Barnes, Medals, Red 19

General Information:

Gazette - 4/11/1914 - Appt. - East Africa Veterinary Corps - To be Lieutenant - M.H. Reid
Gazette - 11/8/1915 - Appt. - EA Veterinary Corps - To be Captain - Lieut. Henry Reid
Nairobi Forest Road Cemetery - Mervyn Henry Reid, British, age 33, died 16/1/26
Medals - East Africa Veterinary Corps - Lieutenant
Gazette 25/11/1914 - Arrived on 1st Appointment - Veterinary Officer - 11/11/1914
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Kenya Area - Mervyn Henry Reid - Civil Servant, Nyeri and Rosa Reid - Married woman, Nyeri
Red Book 1919 - Veterinary Department - Veterinary Officer - M.H. Reid
Gazette - 27/1/1926 - Obituary - His Excellency the Governor regrets to announce the death on January 15th 1926 at Nairobi of Mr Mervyn H. Reid, Veterinary Officer. Mr Reid entered the service of this Colony on the 3rd October 1914. He served with the Expeditionary Force during the war in German East Africa and was well known throughout the force as a most efficient officer.
Up to a few months ago he had been Veterinary Officer in charge of the Kenya-Rumuruti areas where his genial good nature won him many friends and his professional ability a host of admirers. By his death the Veterinary Department loses a most capable and efficient officer.
Gazette - 17/2/1926 - Probate and Administration - Mervyn Henry Reid late of Kabete who died at Nairobi on 15 January 1926. Applied for by Mrs Rosetta Reid of Slanebeg, Rumuruti
KAD 1922 - Veterinary Officer, Vet. Dept.
Gazette - 26/9/1923 - Voters Register - Kenya Province - Mervyn Henry Reid, Civil Servant, PO Nyeri and Rosa Reid, Married woman PO Nyeri

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