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Name: DYER, John Francis Ernest 'Jack'

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Birth Date: 28 June 1892 Matra, India

Death Date: 6 Oct 1968 Limuru

First Date: 1913

Profession: Farm manager

Area: 1925 Kagia Farm, Limuru

Married: In London 28 Nov 1919 Louise Wilhelmina Widegren 'Lulu' b. 1893 Paddington, d. 16 July 1967 Nairobi

Children: John Mathias Oxenham (14 Oct 1920 Limuru-21 June 1977 Limuru); Michael Rossiter Cotton 'Mickey' (1922 Kenya-27 Mar 1941 Keren, Eritrea, killed in action); Anthony Doughty Gordon (1926 Kenya-2018 Nairobi); Richard Nevill Blake (26 Nov 1929 Nairobi-2006 Devon)

Book Reference: EAWL, Dicky Dyer, Wolseley-Lewis, Barnes

War Service: WW1 in GEA

General Information:

Talk with Dicky Dyer - 2003 - After his marriage to a Swedish lady living in UK they took a world cruise but ran out of money in Mombasa and he had to find a job. He managed a farm at Thika and then got a farm near Limuru which the family have recently sold (2003)
Wolseley-Lewis - 1930s - Jack had been in the First World War, and the story goes that he was rather a dull chap until he was hit in the head by a German bullet and he had a bit of his brain snipped off, after which he became great fun and outgoing. His wife Lulu was quite a good watercolourist.
All Saints' Limuru cemetery - John Francis Dyer, died 1968 - unmarked grave and Louise Dyer, died 1967
Red 22 - Kikuyu
Gazette 2 Feb 1968 wife's probate
Gazette 26 Mar 1970 probate

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