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Name: DE LA CHEROIS, Philip Alexander Vaughan

Birth Date: 8.6.1869 Donaghadee, Ireland

Death Date: 5.6.1905 Mumias, blackwater fever, buried at Mumias

Nationality: British

First Date: 1899

Last Date: 1905

Profession: Appointed Asst. Collector, BEA, in 1901

Area: Mumias

Married: In Colombo, Ceylon 18.5.1904 Grace Searle b. Hobart, Tasmania 8.6.1863, arr. Mombasa from Mumias 11-6-1905

Book Reference: Gillett, EAHB 1905, Judy Aldrick (photo), North, Hut, EA Diary 1903, EAHB 1906, EA Diary 1902, EAHB 1904, Web

General Information:

North - Formerly in Merchant Marine & BCA; temporary appt. as Chief Officer of the ss Juba when E.K. May lent to UP 24-7-1902; Listed as Asst. Collector Tana River based at Lamu Dec 1903; arr Mombasa from leave with new wife, Grace, 21-9-1904; Collector Mumias 1-10-1904
EA Diary 1902 - Listed as Assistant District Officer
EA Diary 1903 - Assistant Collector, British Central Africa July 21 1899; Collector EA Protectorate, Jan 31 1901 Huguenots - Ireland - 1905, Philip Alexander Vaughan De La Cherois, who was born in Donaghadee, died of fever in Africa, while serving as a District Officer.
EAHB 1905 - Collector - Mumias. Asst. Collector, British C. Africa, July 21st 1899; Asst. Collector EAP, Jan 31st 1901; Collector, April 9th 1904.
North - Dep. Mombasa for Lamu 19/5/1901
Gazette - 1-7-1905 - Probate and Administration - Philip Alexander de la Cherois deceased who died at Mumias on the 5th day of June 1905
Gazette - 15/6/1905 - Obituary - It is with deep regret that the death is announced of Mr Philip De la Cherois, Collector of the Elgon District in the Province of Kisumu, who died from the effects of a severe attack of Haematuric fever after an illness of 11 days, on Monday 5 June.
Mr De la Cherois was appointed to the service of the East Africa Protectorate as an Assistant Collector on January 31 1901 and got his promotion on April 9 1904. His first term of service was spent in the Tanaland District and on returning from leave of absence he was appointed on promotion to the Elgon Collectorate. During his tenure of that office the District underwent marked improvements and he was successful in gaining both the allegiance and .….. of the surrounding natives who found in him a sympathetic friend as well as ruler.
The funeral took place at 9am on 6th inst and large numbers of natives were present at the graveside the route to which was lined by the Police Force. A detachment presented arms as the coffin was lowered into the grave. The burial service was read by Dr. F. Henderson the Medical Officer.
Mr De la Cherois' death deprives the Protectorate of an able, energetic and conscientious officer.

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