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Name: RAWLINS, John

Birth Date: 17.8.1898 Salford

Death Date: 1986 Lancaster

First Date: 1926

Last Date: 1968

Profession: Maintenance of Engine and Rolling Stock Dept., EAR. & H.

Area: 1930 Nairobi

Married: Vera Emma Clayton b. 1.12.1901. She arrived EA 1928

Children: John Clayton (15.1.1929 Nairobi-1.5.2008 Lancaster)

Book Reference: EAWL, Red 31, Curtis, Foster

General Information:

Source: J. C. Rawlins
Foster - Organist, All Saints' Cathedral, Nairobi in 1950s
Gazette - 12/1/1927 - Arrived on 1st Appointment - Artizan 1st Class, K&Urly - John Rawlins
Curtis - p. 51 - sang in the Cathedral Choir and trained the choirboys.
John Rawlins - Thika Rapids Farm - William James Dean and John Rawlins (my father) formed a partnership and bought the farm at Auction in Nairobi for £2000 and were excited at the prospects. This was after the fall of Dunkirk and I find it surprising that they made a bid for the farm. They both worked in the Kenya and Uganda Railway workshops in Nairobi, and I can remember how busy they were once the threat of an Italian invasion from Abyssinia became real, not only with maintaining the Railway's rolling stock but also with the additional work done there to equip the local army units converting commercial vehicles (pick up trucks) for fast bush reconnaissance work with Lewis gun mountings on the cab roof and at the rear tailgate.
Curtis - p. 51 - article recalling his days in the Cathedral Choir
Blue Book 1926 appt 26.11.1926

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