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Name: WHITE, Francis Fitzgerald 'Gerry' (Major)

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Birth Date: 8 July 1898 Lee, Kent

Death Date: 2 Jan 1956 Nakasero, Uganda, pneumonia

Last Date: 1956

Profession: PWD

Married: In Dar es Salaam 15 Sep 1943 Isabel Graham b. 10 June 1906 Kirriemuir, Angus, d. 22 June 1993 Edinburgh (sister Agnes Binnie, wife of of James Robbie Farquharson of the Railways)

Book Reference: EA & Rhodesia

War Service: commissioned in the Royal Field Artillery

School: Bedford School and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich

General Information:

East Africa & Rhodesia - 2/2/56 & 9/2/56 - Major Francis Fitzgerald White, who has died in Uganda, served in France in the 1914-18 war and then in East Africa with the KAR from which he retired in order to start prospecting and white hunting [in Tanganyika with George Nestle and Alan Montague]. He took part in the fighting in Somaliland in 1940, and continued to serve until the end of the last war, after which he joined the PWD in Uganda. "Gerry" White was widely known and liked in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika.

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