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Name: THORNTON, George Rycroft

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Photo Source: Phil Toye

Nee: son of Edmund and Mary Ann Thornton, bro of Mrs Annie Maria (William) Fletcher, bro of John Ellis, Benjamin Beckett, Frank Leslie and Harold Thornton

Birth Date: 10.11.1887 Idle, Yorkshire

Death Date: 4.8.1964 Croscombe, Somerset

First Date: 1905

Profession: Arrived in EA from Bradford, England and farmed at Fort Hall

Area: Fort Hall, Nairobi, 1930 Box 180, Nairobi

Married: Margaret 'Daisy' Annie Losper b. 2 Jan 1917, d. 2002 Hampshire

Children: Edmund (26.1.1945); Ann (24.1.1946); William (5.6.1949)

Book Reference: Gillett, Gazette, Harmony, Medals, Red Book 1912, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, North, Mrs Sheila Elliot

War Service: WW1 as Capt. with BEA Forces. WW2 with KAR

General Information:

Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Nairobi District - G.R. Thornton, Boma Trading Co.
Member of Lodge Harmony - Initiated 3/10/27, age 40, Engineer, Nairobi; Rejoined 3/11/41 age 54, born 10/11/1887
Medals - EA Pioneer Company - George R. Thornton, No. 27, Pioneer
Red Book 1912 - G.R. Thornton - Kyambu
Red 22 - Geo. R. Thornton, Posho Ltd., Chania Bridge
Hut has George R. Thornton 1922 Posho Ltd, Thika married to Daisy
Came to join East African Power & Lighting. After WW1 he farmed in Tanganyika. After WW2 he joined Nairobi City Council. Returned to England after Independence and ran a petrol station at Bridgwater
Gazette 7 Sep 1965 probate

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