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Name: PETERSEN, Elias Ferdinand

Birth Date: 13 Nov 1878 Frederickshaven, Denmark

Death Date: 7 Apr 1952 Kitui

Nationality: Danish

First Date: 1912

Profession: Worked first for Major Gailey at Kilindini and among other tasks, in 1913 raised 84 tusks of ivory from a sunken dhow. Later joined PWD and served with them for several years

Area: Kitui

Married: 1905 Louisa

Book Reference: Gillett, Hut, Medals

General Information:

Ran away to sea and had an adventurous life. Walked across Australia. After going to SA in 1901 was employed at Simonstown. Became a naturalised British Subject then again went to sea until arriving at Mombasa
Medals - Mombasa Defence Force - No. 9202, Private
Gazette 5 Aug 1952 probate

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