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Name: PIERCE-GROVE, Frank Charles

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Nee: son of Friedrich 'Fritz' Piers Gröne (1877-1929) and Mary Dorothea Mutter

Birth Date: 1906 Hong Kong

Death Date: 1 Nov 1942 Naivasha

First Date: 1928

Profession: Farmer

Area: Nanyuki, Naivasha

Married: 18 Nov 1939 Sara Madeleine Henville Thresher b. 10 Nov 1916 Hambledon, Kent, d. 10 Mar 1987 England (m. l944 Peter Hogg 1913-2000 and m. 1955 Kendall Ward 1910-1986)

Children: Antony Terence (1941)

Book Reference: Red 31, Hut, Wed

General Information:

He was leader of the Cambridge University Drag Hunt.
Wed - Witness to the wedding of R.N. Minns to Audrey Heastey 1932 - Frank Charles Pierce Grove
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Aberdare Voters List
His mother Mary Dorothea (née Mutter, born in Sleaford, Lincs. 1875) d. 10 June 1940 and was buried in Nyeri cemetery..Mary Dorothea was the daughter of George Watson Mutter, land agent in Aswarby, Lincolnshire. She married Friedrich in 1905. She appears to have remained in England during the war, and she threw a farewell party on 5 Oct 1927 (Taunton Courier). To her party, at Stoke Court, she invited the parishioners of Stoke and Thurlbear and members of her guild for boys and girls. She went to Kenya with her son late in 1927. She was farming in Kenya in Nanyuki.
Her husband Friedrich was born in Colchester 27 Apr 1877. He trained as a medical doctor in London (Medical Registry). His father came from Minden, Germany, but was in England by 1881 (census). Friedrich registered in Hong Kong in 1906 to practise as a medical doctor, joining the firm of Drs Jordan and Adams. Friedrich’s family was back in England by 1911 (census). Friedrich changed his name in 1914 on the outbreak of war and served in the Hong Kong Volunteer Reserve. He died in Hong Kong 5 May 1929.

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