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Name: DERBY, Thomas Nelson MC (Capt.)

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Birth Date: 27 May 1894 Aughrim, Londonderry

Death Date: 22 Apr 1971 Nairobi

First Date: 1920

Last Date: 1971

Profession: Tea planter

Area: Kericho, Kenya Tea Co.

Married: In Kericho Alice Ethel 'Lollie' Trusler b. 1889, d. 15.4.1950 Kericho (prev. m. Frank Hamilton Rowe)

Book Reference: KGC, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Barnes, Stud

War Service: Royal Irish Rifles

General Information:

Chairman of Kericho Golf Club from 1939-46 and again Joint Chairman in 1948
Red 22 has T.M. Derby
Barnes - Early player for Kericho Rugby Club - 1930s
EA Stud Book 1954 - Brood Mares - Thoroughbred - Breeders - Capt. T.N. Derby
EA Stud Book 1954 - Thoroughbred Stallions - Capt. T.N. Derby, Kericho
Barnes - Kericho Holy Trinity - to the memory of Thomas Nelson Derby MC born 27 May 1894 died 22 April 1971 pioneer tea planter in Kericho
Hut - 1920 BEADOC - Lost farm but lived and worked in Kericho for Tea Co. until he died; BEADOC Liquidator; Planted first tea for large tea companies, Kericho Estate Head Office; buried Kericho
Had a miniature golf course in his garden in 1926. Prominent in the starting of Kericho Golf Club in 1927. Hon. Greenkeeper for many years. Joint Chairman of Kericho Golf Club in 1931/34/35
Gazette 23 July 1971 says he d. 20 Apr.

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