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Name: WALL, John Ambrose (Monsignor)

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Nee: 'Father Jack'

Birth Date: 6.3.1879 Waterford, Ireland

Death Date: 26.12.1956 Freshford

First Date: 1910

Profession: RC Missionary, Mill Hill Fathers

Area: Nyabururu, S. Nyanza, Malakal, S. Sudan, Kisii 1922-23, 1925 Cath. Mission, Kisumu

Book Reference: Alex Mascarenhas, Directory. of EA 1922-23, Norden, KAD, Red 25, Red 22, Gazette, Nicholls, North, Leader14, Baur, Red Book 1912

General Information:

An Irish Man started Nyabururu around 1910. He travelled on horseback to Asumbi to open a Mission there. He baptised Alex Mascarenhas in 1921 in Nyabururu. Later he moved to Malakal and eventually died in Eire at a ripe old age. He is buried at Kilkenny Mill Hill Cemetery. He was a very saintly man.     Source:- Alex Mascarenhas
Directory Source:- P. Rimington
Gazette - 4/3/14 - Rev. Fr. Wall appointed Visiting Justice Kisumu prison vice Rev. Fr. Brandsma
Nicholls - Jack Wall arrived in East Africa in 1902 and became a prominent worker for African education. He opened the Nyabururu mission in 1911.
North - John (Jack) Wall - Mill Hill Fathers -b. 1879 Waterford, Ireland; Member of 5th MHF party to Uganda; arr. Mombasa from Zanzibar 6/1/1903; arr. Nsambya, Kampala via Kisumu 11/1/1903; d. 1956 Freshford, Kilkenny  
Red Book 1912 - J. Wall - Kisumu
Gazette - 12/11/1919 - Register of Voters - Lake Area - John Ambrose Wall - Missionary - Kisii

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