Name: WARREN-GASH, Alexis Patrick Warren 'Pat' (Col.)
Nee: son of Thomas Warren-Gash
Birth Date: 26 May 1911 Bandon, Co Cork
Death Date: Oct 1997 Worthing
First Date: 1920
Area: Ardmore Estate Kiambu, Gash Court, KenneighBeg
Married: Cynthia June Alluaud Phillips b. 2 Sep 1925 Bombay, d. 25 Nov 2013 Fleet, Hants.
Children: Haydon Boyd (8 Aug 1949, was Brit. High Commissioner in Kenya in 1970s); Justin Charles (1952-2000 Jersey); two others
Book Reference: Wolseley-Lewis, Sitrep 2, Jambo 67, Hut, mini-SITREP XII, Red 31
On release from the Army Pat returned to coffee farming in Kiambu. After suffering several casualties amongst his labour force at the beginning of the Mau Mau uprising he constructed a stone village with piped water, electricity and a school where he concentrated his labour force with their families effectively turning his farm into a defended position with 'panjis', the sharpened bamboo stakes of the Burma campaign, in defensive ditches around the lines. This was unique and so effective that the GOC General 'Bobby' Erskine, after seeing it for himself commended the idea for general adoption. Pat and his family left Kenya in 1962 and bought a house in Haslemere, but in 1971 he suffered a severe heart attack after which they moved to Spain for a number of years before returning to settle in Worthing, where he died in October 1997.
Jambo 67 reports the death of Alexis Patrick 'Pat' Warren-Gash in 1997, husband of Cynda and a much loved father and grandfather
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Kiambu Voters List