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Name: EDYE, George Maitland (Lieut.)

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Birth Date: 24 June 1906 Belgrano, Argentina

Death Date: 16 Sep 1976 Isle of Man

First Date: 1934

Profession: Farmer; member of Legislative Council; designed armoured car for WW2 - manufactured by Railways, an improvement on the 'Susies' but not popular. Ret. to Regular Army Res. of Officers 1929

Area: 'Moniere Estate' Sotik, Nairobi

Married: 1. In London 1 Dec 1928 Doris Lucy Frances Couchman b. 14 Apr 1905 Simla, d. 18 May 1983 Bristol (later m. Rowland G. Hill); 2. In Nairobi 1941 Mrs Evelyn Mary Bellander née Turpin b. 6 May 1912 Newton Abbot, d. 11 Feb 2010 St Ann, Jamaica (prev. m. 1933 to Bror Karl Sixten Rudolf Bellander 1903-1940)

Children: 1. David Francis Brougham (1932); Penelope Ann (1930 Kensington) 2. Anthony Savile Maitland (1943); step-dau. Tania Alida Bellander (1 Apr 1936 Nairobi-2016)

Book Reference: Permanent Way, Who's Who, Burke

War Service: Comm. Queen's Own Hussars 1926

School: Harrow; RMC Sandhurst

General Information:

Who's Who - Dir. Aviation & Shipping interests in GB 1930-34; Found. original EA Airways Ltd 1935; since 1937 Farmer and Landowner; seconded to 3 KAR 1939, reverted to Royal Armoured Corps GSO2, AFV, EA Comm. HQ 1941-43, GSO+ Lt-Col EA Comm. HQ 1943-45, Elected Member of Legco 1946-49; Dir. KCC 1950-53; since 1951 Chmn. Tea Board of Kenya; since 1951 Nom. Member of Legco; Chmn. Board of Agriculture 1953 & 54
Gazette 13 May 1977 probate
The photo is of the Edye family from about 1944 showing George with the 2 children from his first marriage and Evelyn with the daughter from her first marriage and their baby Anthony born in 1943. 

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