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Name: COULDREY, Frank James (Commander)

Birth Date: 19 Mar 1883 Charlton, Kent

Death Date: 20.4.1946 Nakuru

First Date: 1919

Last Date: 1956

Profession: Editor, Sangakat, Njoro. Owner of Kenya Weekly News

Area: Njoro

Married: In Milton, Kent 5 Apr 1918 Marion Elizabeth Campbell (Australian) b. 1887 Caulfield, Victoria, d. 15 Nov 1941 Njoro

Children: Frances Airlie (1919 London-1991); Alison Mary (30 July 1920 Kensington-1920); John Alexander [?Alan} 'Jack' (3 Mar 1925-5 Feb 1939 Drysdale, Vic.); Alison; Frances

Book Reference: Nellie, Over my Shoulder, Golf, KAD, Red 31, Hut, Nicholls, Rift Valley, Barnes, Red 25

War Service: RN

General Information:

Over my Shoulder - He was an erudite character, utterly fearless in wordy battles, a strong compulsive writer, with a fine turn of phrase, a ready wit and the declared champion of the settler cause! Weekly his voice thundered a clarion call to Kenya - and his passing in 1956 was mourned by all, even his most bitter adversaries. He was a product of the Royal Navy.
Rift Valley - 6 Oct 1926 - 'We consider that the Club is put to unnecessary expenditure, by sending registered letters to members for unpaid accounts, when arrears are less than one month old; also we consider it an insult that we should be threatened with "posting" on 4 Oct for Sept. a/cs  [also signed by H D Stanning and F J Couldrey]
Rift Valley - Member of the Rift Valley Sports Club - Jan 1929 - Elected - 17 Sep 1921 - F.J. Couldrey
Nakuru North cemetery - Frank James Couldrey of Njoro and Nakuru who died here 20/4/1946 aged 64
Nakuru North cemetery - Marion Elizabeth beloved wife of Frank James Couldrey of this town who died at her home "Tangakati", Njoro 15/11/1941 aged 54 years
Nellie - (1938) - Owner and Editor of the Kenya Weekly News in Nakuru. First President of Nakuru Golf Club in 1923. Well known golfer at Njoro in 30's.
Hut - 1919 Soldier Settler Tangakati started Kenya Weekly News Chairman Pyrethrum Board
Red 25 has F.T. Couldray
Masters and Mates Certificate 30 Mar 1905

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