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Name: KEMP, Colin Robinson

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Photo Source: William Cherry - Kenya v. Royal Navy rugby 1925

Nee: son of John and Bessie Kemp

Birth Date: c. 1907

Death Date: 1927 Kitale, killed by native animal trap

First Date: 1908 arrived with parents

Area: Kitale

Book Reference: Gillett, Nondies, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Rugby, Red Book 1912, North

General Information:

Rugby - Rugby Football Union of Kenya - Hon. Treasurer - 1926-27 - C. Kemp ?
Rugby - Nondescripts RFC - Hon. Secretary - 1924-25 - C. Kemp ?
Rugby - Nondescripts RFC - Hon. Treasurer - 1924-25 - C. Kemp ?
Red Book 1912 - C.R. Kemp - Uasin Gishu
Red 25 has C. Kemp, Memorial Hall, Nairobi.?
Red 25 - C. Kemp, Nondescripts Representative on Rugby Football Union of Kenya?
Member of Nairobi Rugby XV 1921 ? (C. Kemp).?
Nicholls - John and Bessie Kemp arrived from South Africa in 1908 with their baby Colin. They obtained a farm 10 miles from Eldoret, subsequently ran the post office and store at Sergoit, and bought a farm on Mt Elgon in 1917, where they grew coffee and lived a hospitable existence holding tennis parties on a court they had built. Their son Colin was accidentally impaled on an African spear set as a game trap to catch bushbuck; he severed his femoral artery and bled to death 2 miles from home. The great wailing of the farm employees brought neighbours to the scene and Colin was carried home on a sheet of corrugated iron to be buried on the farm. John Kemp died a few years later.

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