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Name: THACKRAH, Harold Duncan

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Birth Date: 4 Nov 1879 London

Death Date: 18 Apr 1936 Nakuru

First Date: 1914

Profession: Later settled at Nakuru and started a business as a Land and Estate Agent and General Merchant. One of the originators of the KFA which was first the Solai Maize Growers Ass. then the Maize Growers Ass. then BEA Farmers Ass.

Area: Nakuru

Married: Gertrude Alice Wheelock b. 3 Jan 1887, d. 2 June 1934 Nakuru

Children: Michael (14.12.1921-1.3.1922); Timothy John (1926-2010)

Book Reference: Gillett, KFA, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Charters, Masonic, Rift Valley, Gazette, Barnes, Red 19

War Service: Joined EAMR at start of WW1 but was invalided out

General Information:

A keen Freemason he was also for some years Chairman of the Nakuru War Memorial Hospital and an official of the Nakuru Municipal Board.
KFA - First secretary of the BEA Maize Growers' Association, Accountant to the firm of Chaplin and Hopcraft in Nakuru, to whom the infant cooperative entrusted the sale of its surplus maize. ......... also the first secretary of the Nakuru War Memorial Hospital. Handed over the secretaryship of the BEA Maize Growers' Association to Mr A. Gamble in about 1919. Secretary of the KFA 1915-19
Red 25 has Harold Thackrah, Accountant and Auctioneer, Land and Estate Agent, P.O. Box 13, Nakuru
Red 22 - Secretary, BEA Farmers' Association Ltd. - Harold J. Thackrah
Red 22 - Harold Thackrah, Nakuru - Land & Estate Agent
Masonic - Goodwill Lodge, Tanga, consecrated 30 April 1934 by W. Bro. H.D. Thackrah PJGD
Masonic - District Grand Lodge of East Africa - Deputy District Grand Master - 1933-36
Rift Valley - Member of the Rift Valley Sports Club - Jan 1929 - Elected - 3 Jun 1915 - H.D. Thackrah
Gazette - 3/12/1919 - Register of Voters - Rift Valley Area - H.D. Thackrah - Accountant and Secretary - Nakuru and Mrs Thackrah - Nakuru
Barnes - Nakuru North Cemetery - Gertrude Alice Thackrah beloved wife of Harold Thackrah, born 3/1/1887, died 2/6/1934
Barnes - Nakuru North Cemetery - Michael, infant son of Harold and Gertrude Thackrah born 14/12/1921, died 1/3/1922
Red Book 1919 - Maize Growers' Association, Nakuru - Secretary - Harold D. Thackrah
Red Book 1919 - Pastoralists' Association, Nakuru - Hon. Secretary - Harold Thackrah

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