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Name: IMBERT, Augustus Emmanuel Theodore 'Bill' (Col.)

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Birth Date: 4 May 1887 Durban

Death Date: 14 Sep 1970 Nairobi

First Date: 1907 - after short visits 1900-04

Profession: Official with Colonial Admin 1919/40 & 1953/60. Chief Registrar of Natives in 1939, appointed 1925. Originally a Subaltern in 3rd KAR in 1917. General Sec. REAAA , hotelier

Area: Box 95, Nairobi

Married: 1. In Mombasa 14.4.1915 Daisie Phyllis Petchkie b. 1 July 1892 East London, S. Africa, d. 9 Jan 1924 Nairobi; 2. In Kingston, Surrey 1929 Dorothy Kathleen Hill b. 1898 Ciltern and Beaconsfield, d. 1983 Chesham

Children: 1. Yolande Marjory Jean (1.9.1916 Nairobi-27.4.1987 Nairobi); Michael (1931) 2. Michael Antony Guy (28 May 1931-6 Feb 2022 Exeter); David (1940, d. in UK 1950s)

Book Reference: Gillett, HBEA, Staff 39, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Red 22, Advertiser, Gazette, Dominion, North, Red Book 1912, Mills Norfolk

War Service: OC Military Records in WW2, Served with EAMR E SQdn. 23/9/14 Sergt 10/8/14; to EATC; & KAR in WW1

General Information:

Red 25 - Member of Council, Club representative, African Football Association -  Football Association of Kenya
Barnes Langata cem in loving memory / of / A E T Imbert / "Bill" / born 4.5.1887 / died 14.9.1970 / R.I.P.
Advertiser - mentioned in case of Crown v Stocker September 1909 - Mr Imbert, barman, deposed to all being sober
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Nairobi District - A.E. Imbert, Government Road
Dominion - Chief Registrar of Natives, Native Affairs Department 1930
North - arrived to settle Oct 1904
Red Book 1912 - A. Imbert - Nairobi
Mills Norfolk - Always known as 'Bill' A.E.T. Imbert, who worked in the hotel from the early days and stayed for just over 18 years, (though from 1911, he was in the Volunteers and was called to the war in 1914) had to get rid of his tame cheetah called Jimmy 'because it kept killing people's dogs', which probably did not endear him to the Norfolk's dog-lovers. Like everyone who worked at the hotel, Bill was full of anecdotes. One of his best was that on his first day at the Norfolk he was having a drink with the famous hunter Alan Black, when someone came over and spoke to Black. "Forgive me," Black said to Bill Imbert, "but I have to go out." He had been told that there was a hippo on the bridge close to the hotel. That was the Ainsworth Bridge as it was known then, near John Ainsworth's house. .….….. Bill heard a shot. When Black came back he said simply: "I've just shot a hippo at Ainsworth Bridge" and went on with his drinking. Bill Imbert also remembered seeing a lion chasing a wildebeest right in front of the hotel.
KAD 1922 - Assistant Registrar of Natives
Gazette - 6/2/1924 - Voters Register - Nairobi North - Augustus Emmanuel Theodore Imbert, Civil Servant Muthaiga
Nairobi Forest Road Cemetery Inscription: in loving memory of / Daisie Imbert / born East London (S.A.) 11 July 1892 / died 9th January 1924

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