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Name: WADE, Armigel de Vins KCMG, OBE, Sir

Birth Date: 17 Oct 1880 Henfield, Sussex

Death Date: 4 Dec 1966 Lewes

First Date: 1912

Last Date: 1939

Profession: Joined EA Admin.; served in Nyeri, Kisii, Kiambu & Lamu. Transferred in 1924 to Office of Chief Native Commissioner. Later Colony Secretary and awarded OBE in 1931. Pres. of Civil Servants' Association

Area: Nyeri, Kisii, Kiambu, Lamu, Nairobi, 1925 Lamu

Married: 1. In Steyning 1917 Constance Marianne Douglas Fox b. 14 Oct 1876 Madras, India, d. 1 June 1938 Islington; 2. In Alton, Hampshire 28 Jan 1947 Monica 'Mona' Mary Galbally b. 25 Aug 1894 Wexford, d. 2 July 1975 Pulborough, Sussex

Children: No

Book Reference: Gillett, Permanent Way, O&C, RH, Debrett, Carson, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Colonial, Red 22, Dominion, Foster, All Saints, Leader14, Gazette, Red 19, Who's Who

School: Lancing College (Exhibitioner) and Keble College Oxford (Scholar) MA

General Information:

Served on Committees of several bodies. Keen golfer, cricketer and tennis player, Vice Pres. of Kenya Kongonis in 1934. For some years Commissioner for Boy Scouts in Colony & Chairman All Saints Church Committee.  A gifted artist, he was President of the Arts & Crafts Society.
Permanent Way - During the illness of Sir Joseph Byrne in 1936 he was Chief Secretary and was mainly responsible for persuading the European Elected Members to accept the 'compromise' which ended the long and bitter controversy over the introduction of income tax.
President of the Oxford & Cambridge Society - 1932. Retired to Sussex where his relaxation was fishing                   
Debrett - Appointed Asst. Dist. Commissioner EA Protectorate 1912, Principal Asst. Ch. Native Commissioner 1928, Ch. Native Commissioner 1932 and Chief Secretary Kenya Colony 1934 (acting Governor March to August 1935 and Dec. 1936 to April 1937); retired 1939 Knighted 1937
KAD 1922 - Asst. District and Resident Commissioner, Nyeri.
KAD 1922 - Hon. Sec. Nyeri Gymkhana Club                         
Red 25 - Scoutmaster, Kenya Boy Scouts
Red 22 - Hon. Secretary, Nyeri Gymkhana Club and Nyeri Golf Club
Dominion - Principal Assistant Chief Native Commissioner 1930
All Saints - memorial - Constance Marianne Douglas Wade OBE - 14/10/1876 - 1/6/1938
Gazette 1/5/1912 - Arrived on 1st Appointment - Asst. District Commissioner - 20/4/1912
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Kikuyu - Armigel de Vins Wade, Civil Servant, Kiambu
RH s.1277 - DC/ADC at Kisii in 1917
Gazette - 26/9/1923 - Voters Register - Kenya Province - Armigel de Vins Wade, Civil Servant PO Nyeri and Constance Marianne Douglas Wade, Married woman PO Nyeri

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