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Name: BOYCE, Edwin Osmond Bean

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Birth Date: 24.8.1859 Calcutta

Death Date: 11.2.1907 Bristol

Nationality: British

First Date: 1896

Last Date: 1902

Profession: Asst. engineer, Uganda Railway

Area: Mombasa

Married: In Chard July 1887 Mary Edith Ward b. 1864 Portmeirion, Wales

Children: Percy (1888 India); John Leonard (Karnataka 7 May 1890-1946); Cecil (1891 Taunton-1947 Southwark, London); Edgar (27.12.1892 Bombay); William Edwin Bean (6.6.1894 Bombay); Dorothy May (1996 Bristol); Noel Wilford Bean (22 Dec 1899 Karachi-1969)

Book Reference: North, EA Diary 1903

General Information:

North -  'Boyce … whose name amongst all is one of contempt ….' 'Railway Strike Committee' (CO537) 31-3-1900; due to return to EA from Karachi Oct/Nov 1900; District Engineer No. 2 Maintenance Division member of the board inquiring into the death of James Baass, Fort Ternan 22-3-1902. Dep. Mombasa for England on four months' leave 27-5-1902, services dispensed with, not to return to EA Oct. 1902; Listed as member of Mombasa Club 1899
EA Diary - O. Boyce, District Engineer
North - 'To some extent a coloured man ……. Cruickshank, Snowden and Boyce are the three biggest fools on the Railway' (McGregor-Ross, RH)
From Knowel, Gloucestershire; Uganda Railway - UK appt. as Asst. Engineer 5-9-1896; Appt. District Engineer 15-8-1897; Appt. Labour Agent in India after complaints about treatment of subordinates Dec 1897; Karachi Feb. 1899.

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