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Name: NIGHTINGALE, Hugh Cecil MC*

Nee: bro of William Maxwell Nightingale

Birth Date: 22 Aug 1891?

Death Date: 22.8.1956 Kenya

First Date: 1912

Last Date: 1956

Profession: Lived in a railway carriage at Longonot and repaired railway stock in early 20's with George Grundy

Area: Kiambu, 1922 Naivasha, 1925 Box 606, Nairobi, 1930 Naivasha, Hut - 1912 Kiambu

Married: Mona Murray Franklin, dau of Col. William Hodgson Franklin

Book Reference: EAWL, HBEA, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, EA & Rhodesia, Drumkey, Red 22, AJ, SS, Leader14, Barnes, Red Book 1912

War Service: Coldstream Guards

General Information:

Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Rift Valley Voters List
Source: Mrs Beasley
East Africa & Rhodesia - 13/9/56 - Mr Hugh C. Nightingale, who has died in Kenya, had farmed in that country for 49 years. Born in South Africa, he served as a bugler during the Zulu rebellion while still in his early teens, and in the 1914-18 war he was with the South African Forces first in German South West Africa and then in East Africa, where he won the MC. Later he was commissioned in the Coldstream Guards and went to the Western Front.
After demobilisation he returned to Kenya to take up a soldier settler farm on the Kinangop, where he specialized in Shorthorn cattle. He served through the Ethiopian campaign of the last war and then in the Western desert, gaining a bar to his Military Cross. Taken prisoner, he was sent to Italy, but escaped from a camp and was at large for the best part of a year before getting through to the Allied lines.
Drumkey 1909 - Cattle Brand - E1N - Nairobi
Agricultural Journal - Brands Allotted and Registered, June 1908 - H.C. Nightingale, Nairobi - Kiambu E1N
Soldier Settlement Scheme after WW1 - Class B - Lieut. H.C. Nightingale, MC, c/o Standard Bank of SA, Lombard St., EC4 - Farm 1194 - Representative, W.M. Nightingale, Kinangop Plateau, Naivasha
Soldier Settlement Scheme after WW1 - Class B - Miss M.S. Findlay-Hamilton, Carnell, Hurlford, Ayrshire - Farm 1177 - representative, H.C. Nightingale, Keringishu, Naivasha
Barnes - Njabini Cemetery - Hugh Cecil Nightingale - 18** - 22/8/1956
Red Book 1912 - H.C. Nightingale - Kyambu
Gazette 5/4/1938 - Honorary Game Warden

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