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Name: TEMPLE, Grenville Mathias 'Punch' DSO, DSC (Commander RN)

Nee: son of Col. John Alexander Temple (Indian Army)

Birth Date: 31 July 1897 Harrow

Death Date: 26 July 1965 Kitale

First Date: 1932

Last Date: 1965

Profession: Farmer

Area: Bonanza Farm, Kitale, Kedong Valley; Cherangani Farm Kitale

Married: 1. In Nyeri 3 Sep 1932 Sylvia Durani Martineau b. 2 Mar 1910 Delhi , d. 1944 (div. 1940, later Richardson) (dau of Alfred Edward Martineau, Judge of Indian High Court); 2 In Malta 10 Aug 1945 Mrs Meriol Hendry Wratislaw d. 1 Dec 1966 Kitale

Children: Alexander Maxwell Grenville (6 Nov 1948 Kitale)

War Service: Royal Navy

General Information:

Gazette 5/4/1938 - Honorary Game Warden
Barnes - Kitale Cemetery - Grenville Mathias Temple - died 26 Jul 1965
Barnes - Kitale Cemetery - Meriol Hendry Temple - died 1 Dec 1966. [2nd marriage]
Gazette 24 Feb 1967 2nd wife's probate
Gazette 30 June 1967 probate
Masters and Mates Certificate 30 Nov 1925 
Mischief - Sylvia accused by Gwladys, Lady Delamere, of having African blood
Commander Grenville Temple and a childhood friend, Sylvia his beautiful wife. Sylvia was a 'Durani', daughter of the ruling Afghan family and hence her nickname 'the Afghan Princess'.[see her entry under Martineau]

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