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Name: OSBORNE, George Harold

Nee: eldest son of the Rev George Osborne

Birth Date: 19 May 1876 Ferryhill, Durham

Death Date: 3 Oct 1944 Harrogate

First Date: 1906

Last Date: 1929

Profession: DC at Machakos in 1909-11 and 1917-18. DC at Kitui in 1910

Area: Machakos, HBEA 1912 DC Kisumu, 1925 Nairobi, 1930 Njoro

Married: In Royston, Yorks. 5 Aug 1914 Margaret Kilby b. 6 June 1885 Notton, Yorks., d. 25 Feb 1981 Brigg, Lincs.

Children: Margaret Elizabeth (15 Dec 1917 Nairobi-2008); Catherine Mary (8 Jan 1920 Barnsley-2001); infant (1918-1918)

Book Reference: North, Gillett, HBEA, Tignor, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Drumkey, Red 22, Dominion, Alumni, EAHB 1907, Leader14, Red Book 1912, Web, Gazette, Red 19

School: St. Johns Leatherhead and Pembroke College Cambridge; Goldsmith's Exhibitioner

General Information:

Drumkey 1909 - Asst. District Commissioner 1907; Asst. Collector, EAP, Feb. 1906; SA War Medal with 5 clasps
Red 22 - Chairman - Coastal Arbitration Board Dominion - Senior Provincial Commissioner, 1st Class - 1930
Cambridge Univ. Alumni - Clerk with Messrs John Brown of Sheffield 1899-1900. Served in the S. African War 1898-1901 (trooper in the Yorks Infantry). Farming in Canada in 1903. Assistant Master at Elsted Prep. School 1904. Assistant Collector BEA Protectorate 1906-10; Collector 1910. Intelligence Officer E. Africa 1914-16; Native transport recruiting officer 1916-18. Provincial Commissioner in Kenya 1924-29; retired. Of Craigmore, Wetherby Lane Harrogate in 1937.
EAHB 1907 - Sub-Collector - Rabai, Seyidie
EAHB 1907 - Asst. Collector, EA Protectorate Feb 16 1906
Red Book 1912 - G.H. Osborne - Kitui
Gazette - 15/3/1906 - Appointed Assistant Collector - 16/2/1906
Gazette - 15/3/1906 - arrived from England on 1st appointment - 7/3/1906
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Ukamba Area - George Harold Osborne - Civil Servant, Machakos and Margaret Osborne - Married woman, Machakos
KAD 1922 - District and Resident Commissioner and Resident Magistrate, Mombasa

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