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Name: O'MEARA, Alfred

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Nee: second son of Capt. Bulkeley Ernest Alfred O'Meara

Birth Date: 1903 Kimberley, S. Africa

Death Date: 1959

First Date: 1930

Profession: Electrical Engineer. Before returning to Kenya in 1929 he worked in UK and Czechoslovakia. Joined Post &Tel Dept. in 1930 and became liaison officer with the Army in WW2, seconded to Uganda in 1940, returned in 1947

Area: Nairobi, 1930 c/o Mitchell Cotts & Co., Nairobi, Thika

Married: 1933 Catherine Adelaide 'Kitty' Ellis b. 17.9.1909 Nairobi, d. 1959 Nairobi (dau of Stephen Ellis)

Children: Walter George (1934); Alfred Terence (26 May 1936 Nairobi-2003); Robert Barry (1937)

Book Reference: Gillett, Staff 39, Red 31, Hut, Colonial, Davina O'Meara

School: Nairobi School, Diocesan Coll. Rondebosch, Cape Town and London University. BSc Hon 1st Class (London) AKC, AMIEE

General Information:

After return from Uganda second in command of Engineering Dept. Retired from Post Office after 25 years. Third son became one of Kenya's well known wild life artists   
Staff 39 - Asst. Engineer, Posts & Telegraphs Dept., in 1939, appointed 1933. Originally Temp. Telegraph Inspector, 1930. Acting Divisional Engineer in 1939
Colonial - Div. Engnr. 1940; Dep. Reg. Dir. 1948; Asst. Engnr. in charge Posts & Tels EA 1950
Alfred Terence - KR 4898 [son]

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