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Name: PHILLIPS, Geoffrey Francis CBE, DSO (Col.)

Birth Date: 3 May 1880 Kensington, London

Death Date: 18 Jan 1968 London

First Date: 1906

Profession: KAR

Area: Ngabotok, Nairobi, 1930 c/o Jockey Club, Nairobi

Married: In Nairobi 6 Apr 1920 Pamela Frances Ada Ridley (related to Viscount Ridley) b. Nov 1896 Swaffham, d. 1971 Chelsea

Children: Anne Elizabeth (d.1991)

Book Reference: HBEA, Cranworth, Debrett, KAD, Red 31, Drumkey, Red 22, DSO, EAHB 1907, Leader14, LG

War Service: Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

School: Wellington College

General Information:

Debrett - entered Duke of Cornwall's L.I. 1900, and became Col. 1924, retired 1924; Somaliland 1908-10 (medal with clasp) European War 1914-19 as Gen. Staff Officer (wounded, despatches, DSO, CBE, Brevet Lieut.-Col., Order of SS Maurice and Lazarus of Italy).
Drumkey 1909 - 3rd KAR
Red 22 - Vice-President, Kenya Boy Scouts' Association
DSO - Employed with the KAR 2 Aug 1906 to 19 Dec 1912; Staff Captain 14th Infantry Brigade BEF 3 Sept to 3 Dec 1915; GSO2 HQ East African Force 7 Dec 1915 to 6 Nov 1916; GSO1 GHQ East African Rifles from 1 Jan 1917; AAG 20 July to 5 Aug 1917; Assistant Commandant 6 Aug 1917. For his services in East Africa he was given the Medal with clasp, and for the European War (1914-17) in which he was twice wounded, he was mentioned in Despatches; given the Brevet of Lieut.-Col. 1 Jan 1917; created a CBE and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order …… for distinguished service in the field.
London Gazette - 7 February 1919 - CBE for valuable services rendered in connection with military operations in East Africa - Major and Bt. Lt-Col (T/Col) Geoffrey Francis Phillips, DSO, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
HBEA 1912 - Coy. Commander 3/KAR, Ngabotok.
Cranworth - Geoffrey Phillips, a pioneer of polo in Kenya ...... secretary of the Turf Club.
KAD 1922 - Officer Commanding Troops.
KAD 1922 - Committee Member, Nairobi Polo Club
1939 England and Wales Register living in Kensington

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