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Name: SOUTHON, Charles Edward OBE (Dr., Col.)

Nee: son of James Southon, and bro of Ronald Dudley Southon

Birth Date: 11 Jan 1876 India

Death Date: 10 June 1963 Nakuru

First Date: 1925

Profession: Planter

Area: Sonamerg Estate, Songhor

Married: In Bombay 16 Feb 1906 Agnes McLeod Young b. 1879

Book Reference: Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, LG

General Information:

London Gazette - 18 Nov 1918 - OBE for distinguished service in connection with military operations in East Africa - Major Charles Edward Southon, MB, Indian Medical Service
Hut - Doctor, sold to Macleod
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Nyanza Voters List
Nat Probate Calendar
Jane Bwye (step-niece): About 1907/08 Charles, who was a Colonel in the Indian Medical Corps, was charged by a Rajah to charter a ship, staff it with nurses, surgeons and medical men, and up-to-date equipment and set up a hospital in Nairobi. He and his wife set sail for Kenya and established what became the Military Hospital on Slater’s Road. Enchanted by the country, he bought two thousand acres of land ‘for a song’ at Mteiti, the top end of the Songhor Valley. Having been discharged from his duties, he returned to Kenya in 1919 and asked Ron to come and help run the farm.

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