Skip to content ↓

View entry

Back to search results

Name: TYLER, John Harold 'Harry'

Birth Date: ?1905 Southam, Warwickshire

Death Date: 25 Apr 1988

First Date: 1929

Last Date: 1956

Profession: Kenya Police; left in 1956 to become Superintendent of Police i/c St. Helena. Asst. Inspector, Kenya Police in 1939, appointed 1938. Originally Constable 1929. Super in 1953

Area: Chemagel 1939

Married: Phyllis

Children: two sons

Book Reference: Mambo 2, Staff 39, Sitrep 2, Staff 53, Ord

General Information:

Mambo 2 - During his service in Kenya he was awarded the Colonial Police and Fire Brigade's Long Service Medal, the Order of St. John, Colonial Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the 1939/45 War Medal and African General Service Medal.
Ord - I baby-sat Harry's ailing wife and two sons one evening [at Kisumu] while he attended a Lodge meeting. (Later he was transferred to St. Helena - Napoleon's island - as Chief Police Officer. His wife died, and he married the Governor's daughter.)
Gazette - 17/12/1929 - Arrived on 1st Appointment - European Police Constable - H. Tyler
Pre-war volunteer to the Kenya Regiment (KR 521). No birthdate in KR records.

Back to search results