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Name: TAYLOR, Harold Blake CBE (Major)

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Birth Date: 1862 Norwood, Surrey, bapt. 12 June 1863

Death Date: 12 July 1936 Putney, London

First Date: 1908

Last Date: 1914

Profession: Civil engineer. Uganda Railway official; he was appointed General Manager in 1913. He had previously been the Engineer-in-Chief of the Eastern Bengal State Railway, which he had served for over 30 years.

Area: Nairobi, Kikuyu

Married: In Lahore 21 Feb 1896 Ethel Maud Margery Ramsay Stratton b. 1866, d. 26 May 1927 Srinagar, Kashmir

Children: Helen Rosemary Dorothy Blake (10 Nov 1903 Gwalior)

Book Reference: Gillett, Permanent Way, Meikle, Debrett, Red 25, EAMR, Drumkey, SS, Leader14

War Service: EAMR has H.B. Taylor - E Sqdn. 15/1/15 - 27/4/15 - From Ross's Scouts

School: MICE

General Information:

Permanent Way - In July 1914 his health suffered a severe nervous breakdown, and in August he left Mombasa for a spell of leave in England. By December 1914 his state of health had so little improved that he resigned his appointment.                                                                                          
Debrett - formerly temporary Major RE; European War 1914-19 (despatches, CBE); Under-Sec to Govt. of Bengal 1890-94, Sup. Engineer 1907-12, Ch. Engineer 1912, and Gen Manager Uganda Railway 1912-14
Soldier Settlement Scheme after WW1 - Class B - Major H.B. Taylor, CBE, 35 Kensington Court Mansions, W8 - Farm 310
Leader14 - East Africa Turf Club (Nairobi) - Vice-President
Red 25 - Manager of Uganda Railway 1912-14
Blue Book 1913 Harold Blake Taylor appt 1 Oct 1912

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