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Name: LEWIN, Thomas Chippindall Colquitt (Lieut.-Col.)

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Nee: son of Brig.-Gen. Arthur Corrie Lewin

Birth Date: 13 Aug 1907 The Curragh, Co. Kildare

Death Date: 10 May 1959 London

First Date: 1927

Profession: Bookkeeper, Nanyuki

Area: Mount Kenya

Married: In London 1 Sep 1931 Yvonne Marie David b. 1901 Cardiff, d. 4 Sep 1979 Nanyuki

Children: Patrick Thomas Corrie (23 June 1933-29 Aug 2016)

Book Reference: EA & Rhodesia, Air

General Information:

East Africa & Rhodesia - 5/6/52 - Lieut.-Colonel T.C.C. Lewin, a candidate in the Mount Kenya constituency, in which he has lived for 25 years, subscribes to the principle of British and African partnership in the development of Africa, adding that "for an untold period this policy must be on the basis of senior and junior partners." ………
EA & Rhodesia - 28/5/59 - Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Chipindell Lewin, a former commanding officer of the 5th (Kenya) Battalion, KAR, has died in a London hospital at the age of 52. He flew to London last January for medical treatment. The younger son of the late Brig.-General A.C. Lewin of Njoro, Kenya, he was with the 5th KAR in the Abyssinian, Madagascar and Burma campaigns, won the Military Cross and was appointed an OBE.
Later he became reabsorption officer with the Government to fit ex-askaris back into civil life. He was then transferred to the post of deputy director of the East African Construction Force.
He retired from Government service in 1948 to farm in the Nanyuki area. He took an active interest in Kenya politics and was president of the Electors' Union, from which he resigned to contest the Mount Kenya constituency in 1952. He was defeated by Group Capt. L.R. Briggs. Col. Lewin leaves a widow and a son Mr P. Lewin, who teaches at the Alliance High School, Kikuyu.
Air - Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate No. 13569 dated 5 Feb 1936 - Avro Club Cadet Genet Major 140 hp., Airwork School of Flying Heston Airport
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Aberdare Voters List 
Gazettee 11 Aug 1959 probate

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