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Name: PINK, Gerald John CBE, TD, MA (Lieut.-Col.)

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Birth Date: 2 Nov 1905 St Giles, London

Death Date: 5 Mar 1965 murdered in Lamu

First Date: 1927

Profession: Teacher at Pembroke House; Consul to Jibuti

Area: Gilgil, Lamu

Book Reference: Red 31, Hut, Pembroke, East African Annual 1931/32

School: Oundle, Queens' College Cambridge MA

General Information:

Pembroke - ' ....... Turner left Cramb to start his own school at Gilgil. Not having sufficient money of his own to buy the land (even though it sold at less than three shillings an acre) from Captain Alan Gibson or to complete the buildings, he brought in a junior partner - Gerald Pink (nicknamed 'Kali') - who also served as a master until the end of 1932 when he resigned.. Turner named the school Pembroke House after his Cambridge College, with the aim of making it a 'normal' British boys prep school. ........…..
Turner's partner - Gerald Pink - left the school at the end of 1932. His relationship with Turner had been so bad that for much of the time he was at the school they had not spoken to one another and communicated through written chits. It says a great deal about the staff's discretion that few pupils of the time were aware of the situation. In 1946 after a not too distinguished war service Pink retired to Lamu (in those days a very out-of-the-way place indeed) to become an eccentric sybarite where, many years later, he was murdered. Naturally when word of this got back to Pembroke it was the subject of intense speculation. Inevitably word got about that Pink's ghost haunted the school.
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Rift Valley Voters List
Gazette 1 June 1965 probate
Barnes Shela cem, Lamu Lt Col Gerald John Pink / R.A. (attached K.A.R.) / sometime H.B.Ms Consul / at Harar and Jibuti / and well remembered by many / 1905 1965
1934 Member of Nondescripts Rugby Football Club
He registered as a medical student 30 Dec 1922

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