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Name: VETCH, Robert Arthur Douglas MC 'Robin'

Birth Date: 1908 Paddington, London

Death Date: 11 Nov 1954 Nyeri

First Date: 1927

Last Date: 1954

Profession: Coffee planter

Area: Nyeri, Kilimaru Estate

Married: 1. In Marylebone 1945 Daphne Burke b. 1921, d. 1946 Nairobi; 2. ?

Children: Grahame Francis Hamilton (1946); Stuart; Neville

Book Reference: EA & Rhodesia, Baptism, Barnes

War Service: 51st Highland Division

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East Africa & Rhodesia - 2/12/54 - Mr Robin Vetch, a Kenya coffee planter since 1927, who has died in Nyeri at the age of 46, served during the war with the 51st Highland Division at El Alamein and in Tunis, Sicily, Normandy and Germany.
Barnes - Nairobi City Park Cemetery - Daphne Vetch, died 15 Sep 1946 aged 25
Barnes - St. Peter's Nyeri Cemetery - Robert Arthur Douglas Vetch MC, my darling sweet and gentle Robin, adored father of Grahame, Stuart and Neville and eldest son of Mrs Schofield, who suddenly fell asleep on 11 November 1954 aged 45, "God took you from our home but never from our hearts, and so goodnight my dearest love, God bless you".
Gazette 25 Jan 1955 probate

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