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Name: WALLACE, William Thomas Ewart (Capt.)

Nee: brother of Dr David Wallace

Birth Date: 26.6.1867 Cape Town

Death Date: after 1949

First Date: 1896

Last Date: ?1916

Profession: Together with his wife he took up land near the Kikuyu Reserve and started farming, a venture that proved very successful

Area: Near Kikuyu Reserve

Married: In London 1895 Margaret Mabel Sheldrick b. 1872 Duxford

Children: Francis George Kikuyu (1.12.1896) (2nd white child born up-country); Dorothy Margaret 1897-1968)

Book Reference: Gillett, Ainsworth, KFA, Austin, Sorrenson, Hut, North, Curtis, Drumkey, Nicholls, EAHB 1907, Gazette

War Service: 4th Batt. Liverpool Regt. (Militia)

General Information:

Austin - Mentions Mr & Mrs J. Wallace as settlers at Fort Smith in 1897
Sorrenson - In 1896 four more settlers arrived under the leadership of Dr. D. Wallace, intending to settle near Fort Smith. Wallace and his brother soon returned to England, leaving the others, Dr. Boedeker and the blacksmith James McQueen to fend for themselves. They lived a precarious existence, dependent on the administration for protection, employment and a market for their produce.
North - arr. on s.s. Goa with wife Mary 11/7/1896; Machakos 23/9/1896, arr. Fort Smith 28/9/1896; wife at Eldoma 1899; wife dep. Zanzibar for Europe 27/12/1899; farmed near Kikuyu reserve; Appt. Asst. Superintendent of Telegraphs EAP 22/12/1905
Curtis - p. 37 - Life at Fort Smith - '....... [1894 letter from Francis Hall to his father]] .. Martin and his wife came up and stayed here about 12 days. I gave them my quarters and we had a very jolly time. She is Portuguese but very nice; and plays, and sings in several languages, and as old Dugmore (in charge of the troops) has the American organ (that I brought out for him) up here, we had some musical evenings, Russell on the 1st whistle, Lane banjo and Mrs M. on the organ, while I occasionally had to warble as my share, and another fellow here, Trefusis, plays the autoharp very well. By-the-bye I shall be mentioning names you don't know, so I must tell you that two Mombasa firms have agents up here, living about 1000 yards from the Fort. Trefusis, a very good sort who has travelled the world, is one, and a man named Walsh with his wife for the other. Then we have one coffee planter, Kitchen, and Dr. Wallace's party just coming. Mr Wallace (brother) and his wife arrived about 10 days ago and Dr Boedecker and wife, and a Mr McQueen and wife are to arrive tomorrow. We shall then have 10 Europeans resident in Kikuyu.
Drumkey 1909 - Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Dept. - Asst. Superintendent of Telegraphs, Uganda - (Capt) W.T.E. Wallace; Captain 4th Battn., King's Regiment; Telegraph Construction and Postal Administration; Supdt. Telegraphs, Southern Nigeria 1903-05.
EAHB 1907 - trained in Telegraph Construction under Sir James Sievewright KCMG; practical knowledge of all branches of Postal Administration; South African War Feb 1900 to Sept 1902; Asst. Superintendent of Telegraphs, EA and Uganda Protectorates Dec 21 1905
Gazette - 15/1/1906 - arrived on new appointment from England - Asst. Supt. Telegraphs - 9/1/1906
Gazette - 15/2/1906 - appointed Asst. Supt. Telegraphs, Uganda
Ainsworth - arrived at Machakos early in 1895 with Dr & Mrs Boedeker and Mr & Mrs McQueen.

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