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Name: MERRITT, Charles Vincent 'Paddy' OBE (Col.)

Birth Date: 22 Jan 1909 Teddington

Death Date: 11 Feb 1990 Oretti Estate, Thika

First Date: 1930

Profession: Coffee planter

Area: P.O. Ruiru, 1937 Swani Mitubiri partner with McEntee & Traill

Book Reference: Red 31, Hut, EA & Rhodesia, Barnes, Foster

General Information:

East Africa & Rhodesia - 25/10/56 - Lieut.-Colonel C.V. Merritt of Mitubiri Kenya, will shortly pay his first visit to England for some 19 years. He served in East Africa throughout the last war, soon after the end of which he became the first chairman of the labour recruiting organisation set up by the coffee growers of Kenya. He was one of the original members of the Coffee Marketing Board, and he has served on the Thika district committee of the Production and Man-Power Board.
Thika Anglican cemetery - Winifred Ethel (Janet) Merritt née Hartley, died Oct 1973 -  [his mother]
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Ukamba Voters List
Gazette 11 May 1990 - probate
Gazette 25 Jan 1974 mother's probate

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