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Name: KRAUSS, Gerald Lewis

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Photo Source: Phil Toye

Birth Date: 30.5.1919

Death Date: 30.5.2006 Durban

First Date: 1936

Profession: Clerk in the Administration, Accountant Generals Dept. - appointed 1937. Originally appointed as a learner in the Agric. Dept. In 1936. Accountant, Treasury in 1953

Area: Nairobi

Book Reference: Sitrep 2, Staff 39, Staff 53, m-Sitrep XXX, A. Allen, mini-Sitrep XXIX

War Service: 6 KAR and Kenya Regt.

General Information:

m-Sitrep XXX - 'Gerry' as he was known, was a household name in Kenya cricket in the '40s and '50s. A late developer who featured in none of the pre-WW2 Prince of Wales Xis, he burst upon the scene with a century for the Officials v Settlers whilst still a Gunner shortly after the war and from then onwards was a high-scoring batsman and brilliant slip-fielder for his club, Parklands, and in representative cricket for the Officials, Europeans, and Kenya. The few of us, still living, who were fortunate enough to have played with and against Gerry will mourn his passing. A. Allen - A prominent Kenya tennis player.
One of the original '500' men in the Kenya Regt. in 1937. (KR 477).

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