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Name: BLUNT, Winifred Enid, Mrs

Nee: Dent, Mrs Mason, daughter of Richard Edward Dent

Birth Date: 26 Sep 1910

Death Date: 5 June 2011 Sedburgh

First Date: 1912

Last Date: 1973

Area: Kiambu

Married: 1. 1935 Geoffrey Wier Mason (d. 1935); 2. 1938 Commander David Enderby Blunt (1891-1971)

Children: Sarah Rose (1941); John Nicholas De Guisnes 'Nicky' (1940-2018)

Book Reference: EAWL, EA & Rhodesia

School: England 1919-31

General Information:

East Africa & Rhodesia - 26/5/55 - Mrs Winifred Enid Blunt has received the Queen's Commendation for brave conduct. She was accompanying her husband, Commander David Enderby Blunt after wild game in Kenya in February 1954, when he was knocked down and gored by a wounded buffalo. Mrs Blunt seized a shotgun from a nearby Indian, fired it at the buffalo from short range, and, as the animal moved back into the bush, dragged her husband to safety.

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