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Name: IRWIN, Thomas Archer Forde DCM 'Tom'

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Birth Date: 13 Nov 1881 Dublin

Death Date: 2 Sep 1935 Bundoora, Banyule City, Victoria, Australia

First Date: 1904

Profession: Amateur actor in great demand; later joined the 'Dustpan' business selling household goods

Area: Nairobi

Married: 1. Edith Adeline d. 31 May 1914 Nairobi; 2. Lilyan; 3. In Victoria, Australia 1927 May Ballard b. 1901 Victoria, d. 1938 Victoria

Children: 1. George Thomas (1911 Nairobi-1911 Nairobi); Dennis Thomas (2 Sep 1912 Nairobi-12 May 1996 Adelaide); Edith Mary Udall (Brierley) (15 May 1914 Nairobi-14 Apr 1998 Hervey Bay, Queensland) 3. Patricia Mary (1928 Victoria-1990 Victoria)

Book Reference: Gillett, SE, HBEA, Gazette, Harmony, Leader14, Red Book 1912, LG

War Service: KAR

General Information:

SE - T. Irwin - July 1910
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Nairobi District - Thomas Irwin, The Dustpan
Member of Lodge Harmony - Initiated 2/1/11, age 29, Merchant, Nairobi
Barnes - Nairobi South Cemetery - Irwin, died ?, wife of T.A. Irwin [no dates]. She died from volvulus collapse.
Red Book 1912 - T.A. Irwin - Nairobi
Red Book 1912 - Committee Member - Referees Association
London Gazette - 7 Feb 1919 - Rewards for distinguished services in connection with Military Operations with the British Forces in East Africa - DCM - 11747 O.R. Sjt. Irwin, T.A.F. - KAR
Gazette - 12/11/1919 - Register of Voters - Nairobi, North Area - Thomas Archer Forde Irwin - Lieut KAR, Pay Department, Parklands
Went to Australia in 1920s - is in electoral roll 1924 for Balaclava, St Kilda West, with Lilyan
He is buried in Preston General Cemetery, Bundoora
Daughter Edith Mary was adopted after her mother's death by Charles and Margaret Udall

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