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Name: NELIGAN, Charles Walter

Birth Date: 10 Nov 1879 Tavistock

Death Date: 13.8.1909 Wicklow, Ireland

Nationality: British

First Date: 1902

Last Date: 1909

Profession: Asst. Collector EA Protectorate

Area: Mombasa in 1905, Fort Hall, Embu, EAHB 1906 Nyeri

Book Reference: Gillett, Kenya Diary, EAHB 1905, North, EA Diary 1903, Drumkey, Advertiser, EAHB 1906, EAHB 1904, EAHB 1907

School: Ipswich and Bedford Grammar School

General Information:

Kenya Diary - Dec. 1902 - Fort Hall - New officer recently out from home.
EAHB 1905 - Asst. Collector, Rabai
Kenya Diary - Oct. 1903 - Fort Hall - About 3 weeks ago Neligan developed fever. Lawson and I were the only Europeans in the station, and as Neligan got worse and worse it became clear that his attack was not ordinary malaria. Lawson and I diagnosed it as rheumatic fever ....... After the 10th day we decided to send to Nairobi for a doctor ....... After 6 days an answer came from Nairobi telling us to give him salicylic acid. Was there ever such a stupid message? Of course none of us had salicylic acid; nor if we had had, did we know how much to give him ...... On 1st October a doctor, Drake-Brockman arrived ........ But this only added to our troubles, for Drake-Brockman arrived with a bad attack of blackwater fever on him. We at once bundled him into bed ....…             
EAHB 1905 - Imperial Yeomanry, South Africa, Dec. 1899 to Oct. 1901; South African Medal 1900-01; Assistant Collector, EAP, Sept. 22nd 1902; seconded, Feb. 3rd 1904.
Drumkey 1909 - DC Ukamba, Kitui
Advertiser - 10/9/1909 - Death - Charles Walter Neligan - occurred at home a few days ago - heart failure. When he proceeded on leave he was much run down.  Joined the EAP on 22/9/1902 as an Asst. Collector. His promotion was not long delayed. Gazetted DC 1/4/07. Served with Imperial Yeomanry in South African War, then Imperial Military Railways under Col. P. Girouard.
EA Diary 1903 - C.W. Nelligan - Asst. Collector
EAHB 1907 - Collector (Acting) - Nyeri
EAHB 1907 - reinstated April 1 1905; Acting Collector Mombasa April 15 1905; Acting Collector, Nyeri Nov 26 1905

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