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Name: STOCKLEY, Charles Hugh DSO, OBE, MC (Lieut.-Col.)

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Birth Date: 12 Feb 1882 Plymouth

Death Date: 30 Apr 1955 Mombasa

First Date: 1934

Last Date: 1955

Profession: Big game hunter and writer

Married: In Simla 17 Aug 1920 Barbara Allan Macnab b. 1899 India, d. 11 May 1958 Winchester

Author: Big Game Shooting in the Indian Empire

Book Reference: EA & Rhodesia, DSO, Barnes, Chandler

War Service: 66th Punjabis, Indian Army

General Information:

East Africa & Rhodesia - 19/5/55 - Lieut.-Col. Charles Hugh Stockley, DSO, OBE, MC, whose death in Mombasa at the age of 73 is announced, settled in Kenya in 1934, having retired from the Army after a distinguished career two years earlier. Most of his service had been spent in India, where he travelled extensively and became well known as a big game hunter and writes. In Kenya he devoted himself mainly to natural history, latterly substituting camera for gun. Colonel Stockley wrote several books including "African Camera Hunts" and numerous articles on game subjects. Early in his career as a soldier he had served with the KAR.
DSO - 2nd Lieut. Unatt. 8/5/01; Indian Army 6/11/02; Lt. 10/10/04; Capt. 8/5/10; Major 22nd Punjabis 8/5/16; served EA (Somaliland) 1908-10; Medal with clasp; Europ. War; Despatches, MC.
DSO - London Gazette, 23/10/19
Barnes - Mombasa Cemetery - Charles Hugh Stockley, died 30 Apr 1955 age 73, European Hospital, Cerebral Thrombosis
Chandler - lengthy entry.

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