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Name: TRUSCOTT, Roy Francis OBE (Lieut.-Col.)

Nee: son of James Freeman Truscott

Birth Date: 4 Sep 1881 Paddington, London

Death Date: 12 Apr 1938 Millslade Brendon, Devonshire

First Date: 1921

Profession: 'East African Standard' editor-in-chief

Area: Nairobi

Married: 1. In Richmond, Surrey 3 May 1913 Ruth Meda Angerstein Kendall b. 7 Sep 1889 Kensington, London, d. 2 Feb 1948 London; 2. ?Gertrude Violet Hunter née Woodman b. 23 Mar 1896 Tulse Hill, London, d. 14 Jan 1979 Hove (prev. m. to Robert West Hunter 1879-1924)

Children: ?Roy Woodman Hunter (9 May 1929 Chelsea-26 Mar 2002 Taunton); ?Francis E. Hunter (1930 Chelsea-30 Sep 2014 Pulborough)

Book Reference: KAD, Red 25, Red 22, Alumni

War Service: European War, France 1916-19, Sherwood Foresters; Assist. QMG GHQ France (despatches twice)

School: Clifton College, King's College Cambridge

General Information:

Red 22 - Vice-President, Nairobi Political Association
Red 22 - Hon. Sec. And Treas., Old Cliftonian Society, East African Branch
Red 22 - Called to the Bar, Inner Temple
Cambridge Univ. Alumni - Called to the Bar, Inner Temple, 1909; On the North-Eastern Circuit. Director and General Manager of Messrs James Truscott and Son Ltd., printers and wholesale stationers. A Lieutenant for the City of London. Member of the Court of Common Council of the City of London; Editor in Chief of the East African Standard at Nairobi 1921-2
Red 25 - Member, Kenya Land Settlement Advisory Board.
KAD 1922 - Committee, EASPCA
Nat Probate Calendar - probate went to Ruth Meda. The children were born in the late 1920s but Hunter died in 1924, so could Gertrude have been attached to Truscott? What about Ruth Meda?
The marriage cert to Ruth Meda in 1913 describes him as a bachelor and in the 1911 England census he has no wife. Was Gertrude Violet actually connected to him and were the two sons his? Gertrude retained Hunter as her surname, as did the 2 sons. Who was their father?

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