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Birth Date: 6 Jan 1878 Hamilton, Lanarkshire

Death Date: 1946 Nairobi

First Date: 1906 September

Profession: Civil engineer. Went to EA to represent the consulting engineers for the EAP&L Co. Later Manager of the Company in Nairobi. Later bought land at Ruiru and started growing coffee, but sold farm and established Construction Engineers business

Area: Nairobi for many years, HBEA 1912 - Ulu, 1925 Box 398, Nairobi, 1922 Nyeri

Married: Eugenie b. 1891

Children: Maree Bertha (1917); Joyce Maree (1920)

Book Reference: Gillett, SE, HBEA, KAD, Red 25, Hut, Pioneers, Drumkey, Red 22, Advertiser, SKP, Gazette, KAD, Red 31, Hut, Leader14

School: St John's Grammar School; Hamilton Academy; Glasgow & West of Scotland Technical College

General Information:

SE - J. Pollock - July 1908
Consulting Engineer & Builder in Glasgow, was construction engineer on Charing Cross, Hampstead & Highgate Underground, 1908 to S. America to build tunnel between Argentina and Chile.  1911 Railway to Magadi. 1912 pier at Shimanzi.  
HBEA 1912 shows c/o Magadi Railway, Ulu
KAD 1922 - John Pollock, Box 380, Nbi. - Engineer & Contractor
Red 22 has J. Pollock, Nairobi AND J. Pollock, Nyeri District
Advertiser - 28/8/1908 - Having completed his term of engagement with the Electric Lighting Co., Mr Pollok [sic] the late Manager and Engineer left for home.
SKP - 1938 - Society of Kenya Pioneers - over 30 years in Colony - arrived Sept 1906 - Nairobi
Gazette - 12/11/1919 - Register of Voters - Nairobi, North Area - John Pollock - Civil Engineer, Ngara Road
Gazette 16/7/1919 - Signed as Consulting Engineer for Messrs Swift Rutherfoord & Co. Ltd. Regarding Maragua Hydro-Electric Scheme.
Box 398, Nairobi, 1930 Box 295, Nairobi, 1912 Ulu Magadi Railway, 1914 Mombasa
Spelling varies between Pollok and Pollock. Civil engineer records have Pollok

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