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Name: OWEN-THOMAS, Neville Humphrey

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Nee: son of David Owen-Thomas Snr.

Birth Date: 18 May 1916 Nairobi

Death Date: 28 Dec 1986 Surrey, Alzheimer's Disease

First Date: 1916

Last Date: 1967

Profession: Apprenticed to Smith Mackenzies and then joined Imperial Airways as an Asst. Station Manager in Mombasa in 1938. Sent to Nairobi in 1942, Mombasa 1943 and Kisumu 1944. When BOAC took over Imperial he left and joined family business.

Area: Mombasa, Nairobi, Kisumu

Married: In Nairobi 1942 Dinah Pamela Sargent b. 9 Dec 1923 Nairobi, d. 2011 England (dau of Donald Frederick Sargent)

Children: Howard; Trevor; Anne; Dudley; Jane

Book Reference: EAWL

War Service: With Imperial Airways

School: Prince of Wales School

General Information:

Returned to family business in Mombasa in 1947. After business failed, in 1953 he started again as 'Notco' - the Neville Owen-Thomas Forwarding Co. Ltd. picking up the customers who had been left high and dry as it were. With shipping tea and coffee for the Uganda Co. and Kenya Tea Estates the business prospered until Independence. For various reasons, including his ill health, he sold out to a French company, a subsidiary of Unilever. The business is still running under the name 'Notco' 1994.   Source: Mrs D. Owen-Thomas
UK Foreign and Overseas Registers for birth

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