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Name: TRAFFORD, Geoffrey Harold Anthony 'Tony'

Nee: son of Harold Henry Trafford (DC - EA Govt.) and Leslie

Birth Date: 29 Sep 1921 Richmond, Surrey

Death Date: 1998 Portsmouth

Last Date: 1963

Profession: Express Transport

Married: Unmarried

Book Reference: Pembroke, Buffalo Barua 2

War Service: WW2 - 7 years' service

School: Downside

General Information:

Pembroke No. 72, 1930, DC's Office, Nakuru
Buffalo Barua 2 -a descendant of the Traffords of Wroxham Hall, Landed Gentry -  note by Hammy O'Hara - 'Tony was one of those likeable, colourful rebels you only meet once in a lifetime. He was a very proud man, scrupulously honest, with a dislike of the Establishment. He was a loner but with strong family ties. He was devastated by the death of his youngest brother Tim in 1994 who was the last of his immediate family. He was a loyal member of the Kenya Regiment Association and a regular attender at the UK branch functions. He will be remembered with great affection and be sadly missed by us all. On completing his education Tony joined his father at Gilbert Colvile's at Naivasha.
In 1948 he joined the African Mercantile Co. but left after six months of his own accord. He then had several jobs until enlisting in the Kenya Regiment for the duration of the Emergency. Then followed a spell with the Kenya Prison service which ended in 1958 when he left because of a reduction in establishment. He then joined Express Transport. By February 1963, Tony had become involved with a political movement that was anti-independence and was declared subversive. With the help of his brother Tim (who was in the Special Branch of the Kenya Police) and a friend of Tim's, John Younghusband (KPR & ex-Prince of Wales) Tony was smuggled out of his digs in Nairobi and hurriedly put on a UK-bound flight. After a couple of years in Jersey he settled in Portsmouth and eventually was accepted  at St. Vincent's Residential Care Home in Ryde, Isle of Wight. He died in Portsmouth of a heart attack whilst visiting a friend.

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