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Name: HARRISON, Peter Munro

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Birth Date: 28 May 1900 Greenock, Scotland

Death Date: 1970 Grahamstown, S. Africa

First Date: 1926

Last Date: 1965

Profession: First Class Engine Driver, EAR&H

Area: Nairobi

Married: In Kilmarnock 30 July 1926 Esther Kissock Williamson b. 21 June 1904 Galston, Scotland, d. 16 Dec 1983 Harare

Children: Esther (Phillips) (1927 Kisumu-1985) ; Helen Lynn (Bowyer) (1937 Nairobi)

Book Reference: EAWL, Link

General Information:

Source - Mrs Helen Bowyer
Link - Told his daughter that it was the National Park law that if a train hit an animal, the train had to stop and one of the crew had to cut off the animal's tail, which had to be handed to the Park authorities as soon as possible. One dark night, Peter Harrison's train hit a giraffe and Peter brought the train to a halt and dismounted with his knife. He duly cut off the tail and climbed back into the engine cab. As the train was about to resume its journey, Peter saw the giraffe rise to its feet and gallop away - without a tail, and he wondered if his tale would be believed!

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