Name: ADCOCK, Kenneth Alexander
Birth Date: 23 Feb 1909 East London, South Africa
Death Date: 28 Sep 1992 Haringey, London
Profession: Company director
Married: Marthe ''Barbie' Barbezat b. 13 Sep 1902 Switzerland, d. 1995 London
Children: Cherry Ann (1939 Mombasa-1993 London); James Colin (1941)
Web - History of Mombasa Hospital - Throughout the period 1947-1985 the name of Kenneth Adcock was closely associated with the Hospital. He was a founder member of the Mombasa Hospital Association and its Chairman from 1947-1961 when he moved to Nairobi as Managing Director of his company. While in Nairobi he kept closely informed of the Hospital's affairs and was its valuable representative at the seat of Government. On retirement in 1968 he returned to Mombasa and in 1974 he resumed his Chairmanship, which at that time included substantial administrative duties, all in an honorary capacity, until retiring through ill health in 1985. He was awarded the OBE in 1978 for his work at the Hospital. His wife Marthe (Barbie) was founder at the library at the Hospital and served from 1947 to 1961 but her long involvement with the Hospital began much earlier, in 1933, when she nursed at the Hospital for a brief period. Mr & Mrs Adcock made an outstanding contribution to the Hospital's affairs. Mr Adcock was elected Honorary Life Member on 4th May 1992.
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