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Name: HAMILTON BAYLY, Patrick Hartley

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Birth Date: 5 Nov 1909 Nicosia, Cyprus

First Date: 1929

Last Date: 1936

Profession: Prison officer

Area: Nairobi

Married: 1933 Dorothy May Holborow b. 7 Oct 1905 Aldbourn, Hungerford, d. 4 Dec 1984 Barnstaple

Children: Michael (1933); dau.

Book Reference: EA & Rhodesia, Who's Who

School: King's School Canterbury

General Information:

East Africa & Rhodesia - 26/7/56 - Mr P.H. Hamilton Bayly, who is about to take up an appointment as officer in charge of the Prisons Administration of Zanzibar, went to Kenya in 1929 as a pupil farmer and after a spell as a farm manager joined the Kenya Prison Service in 1932. Four years later he was transferred to the Prison Service of the United Kingdom, and in 1939 went to Sierra Leone as superintendent in charge of prisons.
On the outbreak of war he was also appointed commandant of the internment camp for enemy aliens. He went to Northern Rhodesia in 1945 as Deputy Commissioner of Prisons, became Commissioner in Nyasaland two years later, and served there until he was seconded to the Federal Government in August 1955 as Deputy Director of the Federal Prison Service. Having just retired on pension he has opted for activity in Zanzibar. Mrs Hamilton Bayly will accompany him to East Africa, but their son, who is in the British South Africa Police, and their daughter, who is in business in Salisbury, will remain in Rhodesia.
Who's Who 1956 - Came to N. Rhodesia 1945, Nyasaland 1947; Form. Commr. of Prisons, Nyasaland; Deputy Dir. of Prisons; Ch. Off. Kenya Prison Service 1932-36; Housemaster, English Prison Ser. 1936-39; Supt. of Prisons, Sierra Leone, 1939-45.
Gazette 16 Nov 1936 Voters List 1936 - Patrick Hartley Hamilton Bayly, Chief Officer, HM Prison Service, Box 61, Nbi and Dorothy May Bayly, Married woman, Hospital Hill, Nbi
1939 England and Wales Register living in Wakefield with wife

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