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Name: PURVES, William Donald Campbell Laidlaw CBE

Nee: son of William Laidlaw Purves MD, bro of Alexander Buckholm H. L. Purves

Birth Date: 1888 Wimbledon, Surrey

Death Date: 19 Sep 1964 Banbury

Profession: Farmer

Area: Njoro

Married: In Marylebone 4 Sep 1917 Mabel Maude b. 1891 Westerham, kent, d. 18 Jan 1983 Banbury (dau of Dr. Arthur Maude of Sussex)

Book Reference: Debrett

School: Fettes College and Trinity College Cambridge

General Information:

Debrett - Asst. Master at Wellington College 1910 and at Eton 1911-12; entered Sudan Political Service 1913; was Gov. of Dongola Province 1930-32, of Halfa Province 1933-4, of Berber Province 1934 and of N. Province 1935-8; retired 1938; employed by Govt. of Kenya 1939-41; re-appointed to Sudan Political Service as Principal Sch. Of Administration and Police and Sudanese Relations Officer 1941; retired 1944; is a Farmer and Special Magistrate at Njoro Kenya; served in TF 1908-13; has 3rd class Order of the Nile
Njoro - Captain of Golf 1946 & 1947 - W.D.C.L. Purves
Sudan - W.D.C.L. Purves, CBE, Nile (4th), b. 1888, d. 1964, Fettes, Trinity College, Cambridge, Joined Sudan Political Service 1913, retired 1938 as Provincial Governor; later Deputy Censor, Government of Kenya 1939-40; Principal School of Administration and Police 1941-2; Sudanese Relations Officer, Nairobi 1943-4; Magistrate 1944-
Hut also has W.D.C.L. Purves 'Jock' married to Beryl Clutterbuck 1944 Njoro played Rugby for Scotland - his bro?
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Rift Valley Voters List

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