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Name: PILLIERON, George H. M.

First Date: 1914

Married: Marie Alice Lisa (16 Apr 1916 Nairobi-30 Apr 2011 Castelnau de LĂ©vis, France); Joseph Phillip Maurice, stillborn in Nairobi 11 July 1917 buried in Lot 391 of Nairobi South Cemetery)

Book Reference: EAMR, Barnes

War Service: WW1 with EAMR - B Sqdn. 10/8/14 - 20/10/14

General Information:

Barnes - Nairobi South Cemetery - Pillieron, died Jul 1917, child of H.M. Pillieron, stillborn
Tom Lawrence: 1914 (10th Aug) George H.M Pillieron joins the East African Mounted Rifles, in ‘B’ Squadron. He leaves the E.A.M.R on 20th October 1914. His Service No. was 150. He then moved to the East African Transport Corps as Pte. 1554 (TNA, WO 372/16/10159 -Medal Index Card). This infers he was probably born in the mid-1890s, if not earlier. He then transferred to the East African Supply Corps as L/Cpl. 4065 (TNA, WO 372/16/10158 -Medal Index Card).
1915 (15th Aug) Germans march into Taveta.
1916 (18th April) Marie Alice Lise Pillieron is born in Nairobi. She died on 30th April 2011 at Castelnau-de-Lévis (Genea France website). This is presumably the daughter of G.H.M. Pillieron.
1917 (11th July) Joseph Phillip Maurice, the still born son of H.M. Pillieron dies and is buried in in Lot 391 of Nairobi South Cemetery
1942 (30th June) CQMS C.A.D. Pillieron (B. 76) appears to be up for some sort of military award. He falls under the category East African Forces, Commands and Staff (Supplement to the London Gazette, 30th June 1942, p. 2859).
1955 (10th May) Nairobi City Council announce the apportionments of costs of constructing Brookside Drive under the provisions of the Municipalities & Townships (Private Streets) Ordinance. A Miss D. Pillieron, c/o Mrs Moller of P.O. Box 2932, Nairobi has Portion 172 of Section II or LR 1870 of Brookside Drive with a frontage of 115ft. Her dues are 3,438.08 shillings (The Official Gazette, 10th May 1955, p. 427). To me this infers that D. Pillieron did not have a P.O. Box of her own, and so had to use Mrs. Moller’s.

1956 (2nd Feb)           Elise Andre Pillieron of P.O. Box 65, Eldoret, died (The Official Gazette, 3rd April 1956, p 288).

1956 (30th April)       The date on which the will of Elise Andre Pillieron will be processed and the contents distributed by Messrs. Atkinson, Cleasby & Co. of P.O. Box 29, Mombasa (The Official Gazette, 3rd April 1956, p 288). There is no mention of who the recipient of the will is -it could be that E.A. Pillieron was not married?.

1956 (11th Sept)        In the list of expungements for Electoral Roll for Mombasa (Electoral Area No. 4) is Elise Andre Pillieron, an Overseer by profession, of P.O. Box 377, Mombasa (The Official Gazette, 11th Sept 1956, p. 858).

                                      In the list of additions to the Electoral Roll for Nairobi North (Electoral Area No. 14) there are two Pillierons: Charles Auguste Desire Pillieron, an Accountant of P.O. Box 2207, Nairobi, and Marie Julia Leontine Renee Pillieron, a Cashier, and also of P.O. Box 2207, Nairobi (The Official Gazette, 11th Sept 1956, p. 887).

1963 (2nd Jan)            On, or around this date Mr. & Mrs. Andre Pillieron arrived in Oceania [presumably Sydney?] with their two sons Jaques and Pierre and will live in Brisbane. Their son Ralph is still working under contract at that time for a coffee estate near Nairobi (The Sydney Morning herald, 3rd Jan 1963, p. 10). The two sons, Jaques and Pierre presumably are the two nephews of Charles August Desire Pillieron who died in 1988? And if so, does this mean that this Mrs. Andre Pillieron is M.C.R. Pillieron, sister of C.A.D. Pillieron? I suspect that this is a different Pillieron -possibly the Andre Pillieron, who fought in WWI with the E.A. Supply Corps?.

                                      In an email from David Reeve, the following had been posted on Facebook “Ralph went to school with me at Kenton College after his mother’s death, the family went to Australia he went onto Malaysia and was killed in an aircraft crash(Email correspondence D Reeve, 230801).

1964 (5th March)       The Municipal Council of Eldoret announces that Shakespeare Rd within the Municipality is not constructed to the satisfaction of the council. They propose to upgrade the road to a light bitumen finish with drains. Mrs. E.J.L. Pillieron of P.O. Box 560, Eldoret, owner of Plot No. 6114/152 has 322ft.’s worth of frontage, and the plot is 3.5 acres. The dues calculated on these two factors are therefore 1,757.04 shillings (The Kenya Gazette, 24th March 1964, p. 247).

1987 (3rd Nov)           Charles Auguste Desire Pillieron of Nairobi, Kenya dies (The Kenya Gazette, 13th May 1988, p. 632).

1988 (11th May)        Through Kaplan & Stratton, Vincent Cedric and Ghislaine Therese Gontier apply for letters of administration for the will of Charles Auguste Desire Pillieron on behalf of 1) Marie Clementine Roxane Pillieron (sister), 2) Jaques Pillieron (nephew) and 3) Pierre Pillieron (nephew). This was Cause no. 187 of 1988 (The Kenya Gazette, 13th May 1988, p. 632). M.C.R. Pillieron, it is likely that she would be unmarried, if she maintained the name Pillieron?.

General:                       By profession he was a KUR Sanitary Inspector

                                      He is recorded in Mombasa and Eldoret

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