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Name: SIMONS, Cyril John Henry 'Jack'

Birth Date: 1883 India

Death Date: 1955 Uganda

First Date: 1928

Profession: EAR&H

Area: Eldoret

Married: 1. In Calcutta 16 June 1906 Violet May Martin b. 15 Nov 1886 Roorkee, Bengal 2. In Kenya 1932 Enid Esme Clerke b. 19 Apr 1895 Lahore, d. 1984 Winnersh

Children: 1. Edna Eileen (23 Dec 1908 Khagole, Bengal) 2. Clive Arthur Russell (1922-1922 Mombasa); Peter John Henry Louis (23 Aug 1924 Eldoret-2011); Andrew Dudley (12 Sep 1930 Mombasa-1992); Edith Enid Ann (13 Dec 1933 Clapham-1995)

Book Reference: Red 31, Hut, Web

General Information:

Web - worked for the EAR&H. He worked in Kilindini in about 1930-40. He was described by someone who worked with him at that time as "very 'dapper' gentleman. He used to come to work immaculately dressed in long white trousers, white shirt with long sleeves and a black bow tie". His wife was thought to be a school teacher and they had three children who were partially educated in the UK. Jack Simons was an 'important' Freemason in his time.
Gazette - 27/3/1928 - Notice - Tororo Hotel - To regularise business control it is notified that no purchases or commitments except locally against cash will be recognised unless signed for by Mr C.J.H. Simons or Mr A.C.R. Bamford
Gazette - 24/7/1928 - Bankruptcy Ordinance - Cyril John Henry Simons of Eldoret - Contractor - Debtor's petition

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