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Name: EDWARDS, John Keith (Major-Gen.)

Birth Date: 8 Feb 1896 Hornsey

Death Date: 6 May 1984 Nairobi

First Date: 1922

Profession: Farmer

Area: Soy, Turbo Valley

Married: 1. In Westminster 3 Sep 1918 Maude Tyndale Roberts née Strover b. 1882 (prev. m. to George Augustus Strover); 2. In Westminster 1944 Frances Mary Gilbertson b. 1901 Southbourne, Hants., d. Nairobi 16 Sep 2001 (prev. m. to Hugh Scovil)

Children: Sarah (Enniskillen)

Book Reference: KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Women in Kenya, Debrett, Who's Who 63, Gazette

War Service: KR 2957

General Information:

Red 22 - J.K. Edwards, Farm 797, P.O. Turbo Valley, Uasin Gishu
Women in Kenya 2002/1 - Death - Frances Mary Edwards, peacefully at Fairseat in her 100th year on 16 September 2001. Widow of Major General J.K. Edwards CBE, DSO, MC, beloved mother of Sarah Enniskillen.
Debrett - Major General John Keith Edwards, CBE, DSO, MC son of John Keith Edwards of N. Walsham, Norfolk; b. 1896; Maj.-Gen. (ret) late Scots Guards; BGS, E. African Command 1940-42, GOC 45th Div. 1942-44, and acting Comd., Nigeria Army and a MEC Nigeria 1946; Asst. to Min. of Agriculture, Kenya 1947-61, since when Chm. Of Kenya Wheat Board; 1914-18 War (MC); 1939-45 War in E. Africa and Middle East and Europe (DSO); m. 1943, Frances Mary Gilbertson; Nairobi, Kenya
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Plateau North - John K. Edward - Farmer, Soy?
KAD 1922 - J.K. Edwards, Committee Member, Nandi Border Tennis Club.?
Hut has John H. Edwards 1922 Soy. Hut has Major Gen J.K. Edwards 1922 partner with Smut Farm 797 Turbo, Kabete
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Uasin Gishu Voters Roll has Joseph Kensington Edwards

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