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Name: PLATT, Robert Paus OBE

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Birth Date: 31 May 1905 Hale, Cheshire

Death Date: 22 July 1946 Jerusalem (bombing of King David Hotel)

First Date: 1927

Last Date: 1939

Profession: Cadet in Kenya 1927; DO 1929; Ag. Asst. Sec. 1935; Seconded to C.O. 1938; Asst. Civ. Sec. Aden 1939

Area: Lodwar, Turkana

Married: Joan Rosa Lumley b. 1913 (dau of James Maddy Lumley, Commisioner of Police in Kenya). She m. In Khartoum 4 Oct 1950 Michael Edward Reid

Book Reference: Red 31, Hut, Colonial, Dominion, Childhood

School: Shrewsbury and Queens' College Cambridge; BA (Cantab)

General Information:

Dominion - District Officer - 1930 Childhood - Joan Reid (née Lumley) - In 1935 I married Robin Platt who was in the Administration in the Secretariat but after our next leave he was posted to London for 2 years. After war broke out we went to Aden and then to Palestine where Robin was killed when the King David Hotel in Jerusalem was blown up in 1946.
Gazette - 7/6/1927 - Arrived on 1st Appointment - Cadet, Administrative Service - R.P. Platts
UK Foreign and Overseas Registers for wife's 2nd marriage

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