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Name: DOUGLASS, Russell Francis Bowker

Nee: son of Francis Wingfield and Margaret Douglass; grandson of Russell Bowker and grandson of Col. A. Douglass

Birth Date: 1909 Grahamstown, S. Africa

Death Date: 9 Mar 1972 Nairobi

First Date: 1909

Profession: Professional hunter. Owner Tanganyika Tours & Safaris.Well known professional hunter in Tanganyika. Later built the Lake Manyara Hotel

Area: Tanganyika, 1930 Eldoret, Kipkabus

Married: 1933 Constance Marjorie Claire Springer b. 26 July 1910 Enfield, d. 30 Aug 1995 (dau of Sidney Lewis Springer)

Children: Russell Lewis Bowker; Shirley Claire Bowker; Garth Bowker (1938-1951); Lynne Frances Bowker

Book Reference: Curtis, Sitrep 2, Who's Who, Red 31, Campling, EAWL, Red 31, Hut, Kingsley-Heath, Chandler, Bowker

War Service: WW2 in RAF - substantive Flt. Lieut

School: Kenton, Kenya and Brighton College

General Information:

Who's Who 1956 - Grandfather was Russell Bowker, founder Bowker's Horse, 1914-18 war, one of earliest settlers in EA (1902); Grandfather was Col. A. Douglass, Mem. Upper House of Parl., Cape Town
Red 31 has R.F. Douglass, Eldoret
Source: Mr John B.R. Allen
Kingsley-Heath - Son of a famous Kenya pioneer. Founder of Tanganyika Tours & Safaris approx. 1950-70. Built the original Lake Manyara Hotel and was a pillar of the growing Tanganyika tourist industry after the war. Professional Hunter of distinction for many years in both Kenya and Tanganyika. Vice chairman of the EAPHA
Red 31 has R.B. Douglass, Kipkabus.
Hut has R.B. Douglas 1930 Kipkabus
One of the original '500' men in the Kenya Regt. in 1937. (KR 452).  
Gazette 15 Sep 1972 probate
Curtis - 'Likoni Model Dairies' by Doris Morgan - ...... 1930 or 1931 we moved down to Mombasa ...... To Likoni to live ..... my parents, in partnership with Russell Douglas, started the Likoni Model Dairies .......…

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