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Name: HUMPHREYS, Brendan Thorpe

Birth Date: 25 Apr 1899 Romford, Essex

Death Date: 30 Apr 1974 Pietermaritzburg

First Date: 1930

Profession: c/o Barrow Hepburn & Gale. Accountant

Area: Mombasa

Married: In Richmond, Surrey 1927 Vera Sybil Lessels b. 18 Mar 1903 Birkenhead, d. 16 Apr 1990 Durban

Children: Michael (1932); Christopher Brendan (2 Dec 1938-18 Apr 1930 Nairobi); Angela (1942)

Book Reference: Red 31, Web

General Information:

Web DNW - Brendan Thorpe Humphreys entered the Royal Flying Corps in 1916 aged 17 years, but found to be colour blind he was obliged to leave the corps. Joining the Army he became a Private in the Rifle Corps, was wounded in 1918 and invalided to England. On 26 Sept 1941 whilst employed by the East African Power and Lighting Company, he was appointed to the Special Police at Mombasa. Postwar he continued to serve in the Colonial Special Constabulary and attained the rank of Chief Inspector. He and his family left Kenya prior to the country gaining independence.
Gazette 31 Jan 1975 - probate
Birth Index spelling is Brendon
Son Christopher Brendan buried at St Austin's cemetery, Nairobi

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