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Name: WALDEGRAVE, Frederick James

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Birth Date: 27 Apr 1880 Portsea Island, Hants.

Death Date: 8 Apr 1950 Nakuru

First Date: 1904 - travelled up from Durban having served in SA Campaign

Last Date: 1950

Profession: During early days in Nairobi he worked for Uganda Railway and the PWD and whilst with the latter, was involved with the building of the European Hospital. After WW1 joined Forestry Dept. stationed at Mau Summit area.

Area: Nairobi, Mau Summit, Ruiru, Londiani, 1925 Chania Bridge, Yatta Plateau, 1911 Forester Kinangop Morendat Station

Married: In Portsmouth 8 Dec 1910 Olive Elsie Mary Neate b. 2 Feb 1893 Portsmouth, d. 2 June 1995 [sic] Queensland, Australia

Children: John Frederick 'Jack' (20 Sep 1911 Nakuru-1991); Eva Olive (11 June 1913 Nakuru-1995, lived in Queensland with mother)

Book Reference: Gillett, SE, KAD, HBEA, Red 25, Hut, Drumkey, Red 22, EAHB 1906, North, Leader14, Gazette, Barnes

War Service: Served with EAMR in WW1

General Information:

Later farmed in Ruiru area until 1921.
Stephen Ellis's ledger shows him at Priory Forest Station, PO Nyeri, Dec 1908.
Gravestone at Nakuru says - 'A Kenya pioneer, 1904'
SE - F.J. Waldegrave - Priory Forest Station, PO Nyeri - Dec 1908
HBEA - 1912 - Forester, Forest Dept., Londiani
Red 22 has F. Waldegrave, Ruiru AND F.J. Waldegrave, Chania Bridge
North - Firearm registered, iambu Oct-Dec 1905; 1906 Kamiti River
Leader14 - F. Waldegrave - Dagoretti
Ebay - Photo of The Football Association of Kenya - 1931
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Kikuyu - Frederick James Waldegrave, Planter, Maanda Farm, PO Ruiru and Olive Elsie May Waldegrave, Maanda Farm, PO Ruiru
Barnes - Nakuru North Cemetery - Frederick James Waldegrave, 1880-1950, A Kenya Pioneer - 1904
Gazette - Voters List 1936 - Frederick James Waldegrave, Clerk, KUR, Masara Rd., and Mrs Olive Elsie Mary Waldegrave, Clerk, KUR, Masara Rd.
Gazette 1 Aug 1950 probate
Blue Book 1939 appt. clerk, railway 1.3.1922, senior clerk 1.3.1930

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