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Name: REFORD, John Hope (Dr.)

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Birth Date: 23.9.1873 Antrim

Death Date: 13.11.1957 Newry, Co. Down

First Date: 1907

Last Date: 1927

Profession: Medical Officer

Area: Entebbe

Married: In Entebbe 12.4.1909 Grace Marjorie Parker b. 1877 West Derby, Lancs., d. 4.10.1942

Children: Lewis Blizard Hope (5.3.1910 Ballinderry, Antrim-31 Jan 1991 Droxford, Hants.); Katharine Hope (Billinghurst) (1 Feb 1912 Mengo-5 Apr 1983 Maldon, Essex); Anthony John Hope (8 Mar 1914 Hoima-31 Oct 1997 Oxford)

Book Reference: UJ, East Africa, Beck, Gazette, North

General Information:

Uganda Journal - Vol 22, p. 186 - Group photograph of Uganda officials November 1907.
East Africa - 30 June 1927 - Dr. J. Hope Reford, Uganda's Director of Medical and Sanitary Services, who has left the protectorate on leave prior to retirement, was one of the most popular of officials and one of the best known all-round sportsmen in the country, to which he was first appointed 20 years ago. He served throughout the East African Campaign, accompanying General Crewe's column on its march southwards from Mwanza.
Beck - Plague - What Dr Hope Reford did in Mombasa in 1913 during the outbreak of plague there, could not have been done in Nairobi in 1902. In 1913 Reford and Simpson organized medical and sanitary services in Mombasa, cleansed the town, destroyed the rats and their hiding places, made house inspections, instructed the people on plague, secured hospital accommodations, and prevented the spread of the disease.
Gazette 15/8/1907 - Arrived on 1st Appointment - Temp. Medical Officer - 1/8/1907
1939 England and Wales Register living in Guildford

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