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Name: AGGETT, Hudson Boyce (Major)

Nee: younger son of Thomas Edward Aggett of Nanyuki and bro of John Aubrey Aggett

Birth Date: 11 June 1913 Nairobi

Death Date: 12 Feb.1944 torpedoed troopship off Burma, SS Khedive Ismail

First Date: 1913

Last Date: 1944

Profession: Farmer, Nanyuki; worked for Kenya Creameries

Area: Nanyuki, 1936 KKC Molo

Book Reference: Gillett, Over my Shoulder, Sitrep 2, RS, Hut, CWGC, KR

School: Nairobi School and Prince of Wales School; Glen Agric. Coll. S Africa

General Information:

One of the original '500' men in the Kenya Regt. in 1937. (KR 404).  Drowned in the sinking of the 'Khedive Ismail' - a very popular officer, a gentle man and a gentleman.
Over my Shoulder - 'It was in 1936 that we met a young man, Hudson Aggett, who was later to become one of our best friends. Hudson was the highly trained manager of the Molo Creamery only half a mile away from Garryowen [The Ryan's farm], and each evening after work he came to help lay down our tennis court which afterwards became the finest court in the district. Hudson himself was a fine player with championship potential, lacking only the temperament, and he and I [Molly Ryan] often travelled the country playing in tournaments as a team. He was much loved by the whole family ........ It was through Hudson, when he took us to meet his parents, Bon and Ted Aggett, in Nanyuki, that we first heard the remarkable story of the good ship 'Adolph Woermenn' that arrived in Kenya in 1909.' (see WordProcessor File)  
RS - Hudson Boyce studied at Glen Agricultural College in S. Africa and was working for the Kenya Creameries prior to joining up during WW2. He was drowned en route for the Far East when the artillery ship on which he was travelling was torpedoed near the Maldive Islands and sank with great loss of life.
CWGC - Hudson Boyce Aggett, Major 322300, General List, who died on Saturday, 12th February 1944. EA Memorial, Kenya, Column 7.
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Aberdare Voters List
He had the respect and affection of many.

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