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Name: RUCK, Adeline Esme (Dr.)

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Nee: De Smidt

Birth Date: 1921 Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

Death Date: 24 Jan 1953 killed by Mau Mau north Kinangop

First Date: 1921

Profession: Doctor

Area: North Kinangop

Married: Roger Edwin George Ruck (1912-.24 Jan 1953)

Children: Michael (1957-24 Jan 1963)

Book Reference: ILN, Gazette, Barnes

General Information:

Gazette 11 Sep 1956
Wikipedia - The Ruck Family massacre took place during the Mau Mau Uprising. Farmer Roger Ruck, his wife Esme and six-year-old son Michael, along with their African servants, were massacred by 30 Mau Mau.[1] The massacre shocked the European community in Kenya and led to 1,500 European settlers marching on the Governor demanding action. The massacre was fictionalised in the novel Something of Value by Robert Ruark, and in the 1957 film version.
Barnes - Nairobi City Park Cemetery - Roger E.G. Ruck, died 24 Jan 1953 aged 38, AND Esme Ruck, died 24 Jan 1953 aged 32, AND Michael Ruck, died 24 Jan 1953 aged 6

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