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Name: BOOTHBY, Basil Tanfield Beridge

Birth Date: 14 Jan 1873 Whitwell, Derbyshire

Death Date: 8 May 1948 Boxford, Newbury, Berks.

Nationality: British

First Date: 1895

Last Date: 1899

Profession: Civil engineer

Area: Naivasha

Married: 23 Oct 1909 Katherine Georgina Knox bapt 3 July 1878 Kensington, d. 20 Feb 1938 Kensington

Children: Evelyn Basil (9 Sep 1910 Canton, China-1990); Jane Penelope (27 June 1914 Bristol); Katharine Anne (11 June 1915)

Book Reference: North, Mills Railway

War Service: Royal Engineers

School: Univ of London

General Information:

From Canterbury, Kent; Uganda Railway UK appt as Asst. Engineer 9-11-1895; arr. Mombasa from London 11-12-1895; at Voi with survey party 25-7-1897; Appt. Acting District Engineer, to be in charge of new survey party out of Kikuyu 21-2-1898
At Naivasha 3-8-1898; Acting District Engineer No. 2 Surveys Division 23-2-1899; dep. Mombasa for England via Zanzibar, due 118 days leave 9-9-1899
Mills Railway - 141 - 1898 - The final line to Nakuru was staked out by A.F. Church and Cooper after Baass left. Blackett had done the work between Nairobi and the Escarpment and Harrison was continuing in the Rift Valley. In October, Harrison was fatally injured by a lioness in the Kedong Valley below Kijabe and buried at Fort Smith; his demise necessitated some re-arrangement. Between Longonot and Elmenteita a party was at work under Boothby and ahead of him was R.J. Church (brother of A.F.) proceeding towards the question mark at Nakuru. R.J. Church was about 200 miles ahead of the rails.
1939 England and Wales Register living widowed in Newbury

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