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Name: RIDOUT, Walter William

Nee: younger bro of Ernest March Ridout

Birth Date: 1880 Herne Bay, Kent

Death Date: 6 Sep 1953 Herne Bay, Kent

First Date: 1912

Profession: First farmed at Nyeri, later joined Nbi. Municipal Council as Town Engineer. Transferred to Govt. Service as Super. of Suburban Townships 1920-30 & then rejoined Nbi. Municipal Council. Town Clerk Nairobi about 1934-47

Area: Nyeri, Nairobi. Retired due to ill health to Herne Bay, Kent, 1930 Town Clerk, Nbi.

Married: In Canterbury 1907 Louisa Waller b. 1879 Canterbury, d. 1967 Canterbury

Children: Harry Ernest (1910)

Book Reference: Gillett, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Gazette, Dominion, Leader14

War Service: With Nairobi Defence Force 1914-18

School: Kent Coast College, & articled as Engineer & Surveyor to Blean RDC. FISE, MI Mun E.

General Information:

Served in SA War 1899-1900 & was a first class Horseman member of East Kent Yeomanry. Awarded OBE in 1948. President of St George's Society, Nbi. and at one time Chairman of the Kenya Building Society. A keen sportsman was particularly fond of rowing, tennis and golf.              KAD 1922 Superintendent of Inland Revenue and Conservancy, Eastleigh.
KAD 1922 - Hon. Treasurer, EASPCA.
KAD 1922 - Vice-Chairman of Council, Football Association of Kenya
Red 25 - Municipal Engineer, Nairobi 1912-20
Red 22 - Vice-Chairman of Council, The Football Association of Kenya
Red 22 - Member of Council, The Football Association of Kenya
Red 22 - Vice-Chairman, Civil Service Athletic Association, Nairobi
Red 22 - Hon. Treasurer, East African Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (EASPCA)
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Nairobi District - W.W. Ridout, Municipality
Dominion - Superintendent of Nairobi Suburban Areas, Provincial Administration 1930 -
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Voters List has Lois Ridout (Mrs) living at same address

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