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Name: OWEN-THOMAS, David (Junior)

Nee: son of David Snr.

Birth Date: 11 July 1909 S. Africa

Death Date: 1964 Uganda

Profession: Worked in his father's transport business in Mombasa. Mechanical engineer

Area: Mombasa

Children: Peter

Book Reference: EAWL

School: Nairobi School

General Information:

Started by driving a lorry for his father. With his father and brother Morgan he restarted the business after WW2 and did very well. He took a partner into the business and his son David also joined them. The company was overstaffed and suddenly Barclays Bank called in the overdraft while he was on a much needed holiday in UK. The business went into liquidation. Later, when his brother Neville restarted the business as 'Notco' David worked with him and was sadly killed in a car accident while on business in Uganda.   Source: Mrs D. Owen-Thomas

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