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Name: DAVIS, Eric Renn MBE, MC

Nee: son of E.H. Davis of Birr, Ireland

Birth Date: 3.4.1898

Death Date: 24.1.1945 Molo

First Date: 1929

Profession: Built and ran the Highlands Hotel. In the early 1930's he decided to start a golf course on the land adjoining the hotel

Area: Molo, Njoro

Married: In Kenya 1927 Norah Alexandrina Bingham 'Snipe' b. 1893 Liverpool, d. 30 June 1967 Molo

Children: Jack; Sir Dermot Renn (20 Nov 1928 Molo-6 June 1997 Westminster); Sybilla (Lyttle)

Book Reference: Over my Shoulder, Golf, Red 31, Hut, Njoro, Foster, Rift Valley, Barnes

War Service: RAF

General Information:

Golf - Eric Davis was a very fine golfer, but owing to a wound through the knee in the Kaiser's War, he found that 18 holes was all he could manage. Over this distance he was practically unbeatable, particularly on his own course. During the Second World War, he was put in charge of the Local Food Production Board, and it was the tremendous energy with which he carried out his duties that caused his breakdown and premature death in 1944. For his services he received the MBE in addition to the MC he won in the previous war. ..... When he was in charge of the course he made reasonably wide fairways and left the rough to look after itself, which was a source of grave trouble to those unable to keep straight. Runner-up in the Ronald Marshall Golf Competition at Njoro in 1933 Njoro - Golf Champion 1932, 1933, 1934, 1937 and 1939; The Ronald Marshall Cup 1937
Foster - 10 March 1943 - his mother died and was buried in Molo by Archdeacon Shaw
Rift Valley - Member of the Rift Valley Sports Club - Jan 1929 - Elected - 25 Sep 1928 - E. Davis 
Barnes - St. Albans Church, Molo - Eric Renn Davis - born 3/4/1898 - died 25/1/1945 - also his wife
Gazette - 12/11/1929 - Application for General Retail Liquor Licence - Eric Renn Davis, Molo - The Highland Hotel, Molo
Njoro Golf Club Champion in 1932/33/34, 1937, 1939. First played in the EA Amateur Golf Championship in 1935.
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Rift Valley Voters List
Captain of the Highlands GC in 1935. Winner of the Ronald Marshall Golf Competition at Njoro in 1937

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