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Name: RADFORD, William John (Dr.)

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Birth Date: 1866 Plymouth

Death Date: 3.2.1951 Brentwood, Essex

First Date: 1898

Profession: Appointed to EA Medical Service, he was MO, Nairobi 1904 & Senior MO, Mombasa 1911.

Area: Nairobi, Mombasa, 1899 Kismayu

Married: 1. In Marylebone 20 Oct 1903 Mrs Beatrice Letitia May Hall née Russell b. 29 Mar 1866 Shepperton, d. 5 May 1924 Plymouth, widow of Francis George Hall, sister of E. J. H. Russell; 2. Lilian May

Children: William John (1904 Nairobi); Frederick Wills Pemberton (1905, Nairobi)

Book Reference: Gillett, HBEA, Kenya Diary, EAHB 1905, Red 25, EAS, North, EA Diary 1903, Drumkey, Cave, EAHB 1906, Gazette, Harmony, Nicholls, Gazette, Foster, Matson Bio, EA Diary 1902, EAHB 1904, EAHB 1907, Red Book 1912, Red 19

School: Charing Cross Hospital; MRCS (England), 1887; LRCP (London), 1890

General Information:

EAHB 1905 - Medical Officer, Nairobi. Fellow Royal Geographical Society, 1900; Honorary Member St. John's Ambulance Society, 1896; House Physician and Surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital, 1890; Medical Superintendent, Marylebone Dispensary 1891; Medical Supdt. Poplar Hospital 1892; Medical Officer, EAP, June 1st 1898; Jubaland medal 1898-99   
Red 25 - Chief Sanitation Officer 1913-20
The African Standard - 26-2-1903 - Invited to the wedding of H.R. Phelips & Miss Jacquette Edith Lambe in Mombasa North - From Plymouth, Devon; Medical Officer, Kismayu Dec 1898, June, Dec 1899; home leave 1900; Issued with Public Officer's Game Licence at Nairobi 1/3/1901; Med. Officer Nairobi Jan. 1902; 3 KAR doctor at Nairobi Sept. 1902, Jan 1903; dep. Mombasa for England 3/7/1903
Drumkey 1909 - Medical Dept. - Medical Officer, Mombasa
Cave - Tyndal McClellan met us. He is putting up P. and B. and his chum, Dr. Radford, is putting us up. We went in trolleys to the foot of the hill, and then walked up to our bungalow, while a gang of chained prisoners carried up our luggage. Such a jolly little wooden bungalow, and Dr. Radford so smart and good-looking. …..
Gazette - 23/9/1914 - Appt. - To be Major, East Africa Medical Service - Dr. W.J. Radford
Member of Lodge Harmony - Joined 1/5/05
Gazette - 15/7/02 - Issued with Bird Licence - 14/6/02
Gazette - 17/12/1902 - Plague compensation after bubonic plague in March 1902 - S.W. Radford ????
Foster - Dr Radford - Lay Member, Nbi, Synod 1918
North - Warden of the Masonic Lodge Harmony 2/9/1905; Medical Officer Nairobi Hospital Dec 1905; 'a man of extreme indolence and inability, but a nice fellow' (Meinertzhagen, RH)
EA Diary 1902 - Listed as Doctor
EA Diary 1903 - Medical Officer, EA Protectorate June 2 1898
Foster - Elected Church Warden of the first Anglican Church in Nairobi
Red Book 1912 - W.J. Radford - Mombasa
Red Book 1912 - Medical Dept - Medical Officer - W.J. Radford - Mombasa
Red Book 1912 - Registered Medical Practitioner
Gazette - 12/11/1919 - Register of Voters - Nairobi, South Area - William John Radford - Principal Sanitation Officer - The Hill
Red Book 1919 - Medical Officer, EA Protectorate 1918 - PSO, Nairobi
HBEA 1912 - Senior Medical Officer, Mombasa.
Kenya Diary - Jan. 1903 - Nairobi - the KAR doctor, a man of extreme indolence but a nice fellow..…..
Gazette - 1/12/1903 - Marriage at All Saints Church Margaret Street W. By the Rev Ernest Tritton - William John Radford LRCP, MRCS only son of William J. Radford of Thorn Park Avenue, Plymouth to Beatrice Letitia May widow of F.G. Hall Esq., District Officer, Kenya Protectorate and daughter of the late J. Russell Esq.
Nat Probate Calendar
The Globetrotter 23 Nov 1906 Referee at first Rugby football game in Nairobi

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