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Name: WILLIAMS, Percival Bright

Birth Date: 1885 Kington, Herefordshire

Death Date: 8.6.1917 Tanga, blackwater fever, on active service

First Date: 1909

Last Date: 1917

Profession: Farmer at Naivasha 1910

Area: Naivasha, Mombasa, Nyeri, 1914 Magadi

Married: Frances Anne Koowoona Everard b. 21 June 1884 Broadstairs, d. 25 Oct 1948 Sturminster, Dorset (later m. James Hamilton Twigg 1873-1950)

Children: Elizabeth Bright (8 Mar 1911 Nairobi-2013)

Book Reference: Drumkey, Red 22, Red Book 1912, Gazette, Hut, Thurston, CWGC

War Service: East African units

General Information:

Red 22 - P.B. Williams MC, Box 16, Dar es Salaam
Red Book 1912 - P.B. Williams - Naivasha
Gazette 17/10/1917 - Probate and Administration in respect of the estate of Percival Bright Williams, late of Nyeri who died at Tanga on 8/6/1917. Applied for by Angus Fraser Macrae of Nairobi
Gazette 18/5/1921 - Letters of Administration granted to Angus Fraser Macrae were recalled and further application made by Frances Anne Koowoona Twigg of Kilimara, Nyeri
Thurston - CO 533, 475/2 - 1936 - Public Trustee: administration of property of Miss Bright Williams 
Thurston - CO 533, 484/9 - 1937 - Administration of estate of Miss E. Bright-Williams by public trustee of Kenya: investments made
CWGC - Tanga European Cemetery - Driver Perceval Bright-Williams, 2170. East African Mechanical Transport Corps. Died of sickness 8th June 1917. Age 31. Son of Samuel and Mary Bright-Williams of Broadstairs, Kent, England; husband of Frances A.K. Twiff (formerly Bright-Williams), of Kilimara, Nyeri, Kenya. A coffee planter. V.C.4
Gazette - 12/2/1925 - Dissolution of partnership between Frances Ann Koowona Twigg and Frederic Evelyn Soames carrying on business as Planters and General Farmers at Nyeri under the style or firm of Bright-Williams and Soames. Dissolved by mutual consent.

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