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Name: DAWSON-CURREY, Cargey Currey (Major)

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Nee: bro of Horace Currey, Mainwaring Currey Dawson and Ralph George Dawson-Curry

Birth Date: 20 Dec 1892 Liverpool

Death Date: 29 Oct 1974 Port Shepstone, Natal

First Date: 1913

Profession: Farming and engineer

Area: Manga Ltd., P.O. Kericho. After WW1 settled at Sotik to farm coffee

Married: In Kensington 1929 Joyce Ethel Musgrove b. 1900, d. 24 Feb 1985 Port Shepstone, Natal

Children: Rosamond Elizabeth (1932 Mombasa); Irene Joyce (1933); Angela; Mainwaring

Book Reference: Red 25, Red 31, EAMR, A. Allen, Foster, Gillett, Gethin, Hut, Barnes, mini-Sitrep XXXI

War Service: WW1 with EAMR - A Sqdn. 7/8/14 - L/Cpl. 6/12/15; to KAR

School: Loreto College, Edinburgh

General Information:

A. Allen - Served as ADC to General O'Grady
Foster - C.C. Dawson - 1930 - at Sotik with Dawson, Fenwick and Haselhurt [sic]
Gazette 5/4/1938 - Honorary Game Warden
London Gazette - 21/7/1936 - The King has been pleased to grant unto Cargey Currey Dawson of Isogi Estate, Sotik, Kenya Colony, Gentleman, his Royal Licence and Authority that he, the said Cargey Currey Dawson and his issue may take and henceforth use the surname of Currey in addition to and after that of Dawson and that he and they may bear the Arms of Currey quarterly with those of Dawson, the said Arms being duly exemplified according to the Laws of Arms, and recorded in the College of Arms, otherwise the said Royal Licence and Permission to be void and of none effect.
Henry Dawson: He changed his name form Cargey Currey Dawson to Cargey Currey Dawson Currey. This is because when his elder brother, Ralph died he became the eldest son of the eldest son etc, of Henry Currey who set up that Licence.
And to command that the said Royal Concession and Declaration be recorded in His Majesty's College of Arms.
Barnes - Early player for Kericho Rugby Club - 1930s - Cargey Dawson
Hut - Manga Ltd Isoga partner with Ralph Dawson-Curry, 1s 3d, S5D, WW1 EAMR then KAR gunnery instructor, WW2 KAR Kisumu ADC Gen O'Grady; 1927 won Coffee Cup
mini-Sitrep XXXI - After obtaining his Agricultural Diploma, he went to Kenya in 1913, as one of the pioneers in coffee growing and also to join his brother Mainwaring who was the engineer employed to instal the first pipeline on Lord Delamere's Estates. ………… moved to South Africa in 1963
Hut has Cargie G. Dawson 1913 partner with Walker Upper Chania Estate Thika married to Joy

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