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Name: POPPLETON, Frank (Capt.)

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Photo Source: Mini-Sitrep XXXIX, William Cherry

Nee: son of William James Poppleton

Birth Date: 30 July 1922 Ruiru

Death Date: 16 June 2011 Brit. Columbia, Canada

First Date: 1922

Last Date: 1980

Profession: National Park warden

Married: 1. Pamela Maud Hutton Seed b. 1921, d. 20 Feb 2006 Canada; 2. Inge

Children: 1. Lynette; Keith (d. 21 Apr 1990 Botswana) 2. Mark; John

School: Prince of Wales, Nairobi

General Information:

Web - Coastweek - He studied at the Prince of Wales School and at age 17 he was active in rugby, boxing, cricket and hockey. For his sporting activities he was awarded 4 school colours. He was an alumnus of 'The Old Cambrians'.
At the start of WW2 Frank joined the Kenya Regiment, went through the Abyssinian Campaign with the Recce Regiment and the Kenya Armoured Car Regimant. On cessation of hostilities he accepted a regular commission and was posted to the 17/21 Lancers. Frank resigned his commission after 15 years' service and joined the Uganda National Parks as a warden, served with the parks for 10 years and then accepted a post at the College of African Wildlife Management in Moshi, Tanzania under FAO/UNDP.
He served for 20 years with FAO in Tanzania, Nepal and Uganda in conservation and wildlife management .…… {lots more}
He emigrated to Canada in 1980 with his wife and two sons
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