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Name: TURNER, Ralph Beresford CMG, DSO (Lieut.-Col.)

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Birth Date: 17 Mar 1879 Winchester

Death Date: 29 Apr 1972 Newbury, Berks.

First Date: 1916 [an R.B. Turner voyaged to Mombasa in 1898]

Profession: Civil Affairs Agent

Area: Nairobi

Married: 1. 1912 Ailsa Alice Emily Scudamore Smith (who started the EAWL) d. 5 Mar 1949 Muthaiga; 2. In Winchester 1950 Lady Maude de Quincy Mary Denham née Butt b. 6 Aug 1895, d. 4 Mar 1975 Brimpton, Berks. (prev. m. to Sir Edward Brandis Denham 1876-1938)

Children: none in Who's Who

Book Reference: Random, Seventy, Vulture, Debrett, Red 25, Red 31, Red 22, DSO, Barnes, Web, Who's Who

War Service: SA War (RE) despatches

School: Winchester

General Information:

Debrett - S. African War 1899-1902 with RE (despatches), European War 1914-19 (despatches 7 times, DSO, CMG), AQMG EA Expeditionary Force 1917-19; was Commr. for S. Africa in BEA Territories 1925-39, Kenya Information Officer 1939-40, DAQMG, EA Command 1940-41, Ch. Evacuation Officer, EA Command HQ 1941-47 (despatches), and Civil Affairs Agent, Nairobi 1947-49.  
Red 25 - Organising Secretary, The European and African Trades Organisation; Trade Commissioner representing the Union of S. Africa
Barnes - Nairobi City Park Cemetery - Ailsa Emily Turner, died 5 Mar 1949 aged 70
Web - President of Nairobi Rotary Club - 1932-33 - R.B. Turner
Red 25 - Member, Kenya Land Settlement Advisory Board.
Red 25 - Secretary, Agricultural and Horticultural Society of Kenya.
Gazette - Voters List 1936 - Colonel Ralph Beresford Turner, Trade Commissioner for South Africa and Mrs Ailsa Beresford Turner, Muthaiga
Chairman of committee to campaign for start of Nairobi Nat. Park.

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