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Name: ARATHOON, John Robert Charlton

Nee: son of John Joseph and bro of Anthony de Marie Joseph Arathoon

Birth Date: 28 June 1917 Hounslow

Death Date: 15 Jan 1994 Pietermaritzburg, Natal

First Date: 1936

Profession: Farmer

Area: Murgut River Estate, Fort Ternan, 1936 Trench Molo

Married: 1957 Lorna Priscilla Hutchinson b. 1927 Kedowa

Children: James; Rachel Mary (Kirk); Gillian Victoria (12 May 1964 Estcourt, Natal); Jennifer Helen (Ayliffe); Stuart

Book Reference: Sitrep 2, 4, Hut

General Information:

Hut - After being demobbed, John Arathoon decided he must have a farm of his own, so rented Murgut River Estate in Fort Ternan in 1947 from the Settlement Board. He built up a good Guernsey herd and supplied cream to Molo Creamery, which went daily by train. He also had a few acres of coffee trees and grew maize, bananas and paw-paws to augment his income. He married Lorna Hutchinson in 1957 and had 2 children before emigrating to Natal, South Africa, in 1963. In the early 1920s Murgut River Estate was owned by Millington. He moved up to Molo in 1929
One of the original '500' men in the Kenya Regt. in 1937. (KR 261).

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