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Name: DAVIDSON, Thomas OBE

Nee: son of James Gardner Davidson, bro of Robert Oliphant Davidson

Birth Date: 23 Apr 1898 Port Glasgow

Death Date: 1989 Florida, Transvaal

First Date: 1908

Last Date: 1966

Profession: Civil engineer - East African Railways & Harbours. Farmed in Trans Nzoia near Kitale. Awarded OBE for services rendered to Kenya

Area: Nairobi, Jinja, Yala, Tororo, Mombasa, Kitale

Married: 1925 Muriel Baker b. 11 Aug 1894 Pietermaritzburg, d. 1980 Richmond, S. Africa)

Children: June Agnes (Ferguson); James Gardner (2 June 1930 Eldoret-31 Aug 1995 George, S. Africa)

Book Reference: EAWL, KAD, Red 25, Hut, School, Red 22, Red Book 1912

War Service: Served in WW1 in GEA

School: Register - day pupil 1911(Davidson) Nairobi School

General Information:

Civil Engineering Works - 1926-28 Construction of Main Line to Uganda through Eldoret and Tororo to Mbulati. 1929-31 The bridge across the Nile at Jinja. 1942 The building of the Causeway linking Mombasa Island with the mainland. 1947 Re-alignment of railway line from Nairobi to Nakuru. 1950 Construction of new deep water berths at Kipevu near Port Reitz. 1952-56 Line to Kasese in Uganda - Soroti - Lira, Gulu and Pakwach. Railhead reached Gulu in 1963. 1962 Survey North South link from Dar es Salaam into N. Rhodesia - eventually built by Chinese. Source: Mrs J.A. Ferguson  
Red 25 - c/o Griffiths & Co., Eldoret
Red Book 1912 - T. Davidson - Nairobi
KAD 1922 Asst. Junior Staff Surveyor, Cadastral Branch, Survey Dept.
OBE 1950

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