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Name: ALLEN, Bryan

First Date: 1919

Profession: Sent to Kenya by his company - African Explosives & Industries. Ran The Queen's Laundry.

Area: Karen, Box 913, Nairobi

Married: Lorna Marjorie who ran a riding school

Children: Suzanne (Fisher) who wrote "We Lived on the Verandah", Nicholas 'Nubbins', Wendy, Jeremy

Book Reference: EAWL, Verandah, Hut, Red 31, Red 22

General Information:

Source:- Mrs P. Tomalin
Verandah - A soldier in India - Captain - with no private means. After WW1, in 1923, he returned to S. Africa where he had been expelled from his parent's Quaker fold because he had enlisted for the War. His wife had been born and brought up in India - her father was a doctor in the Indian Medical Service. His farm in S. Africa failed and he took a job with 'African Explosives & Industries' and they sent him to Kenya.
Gazette - Voters List 1936 - Captain Brian Allen, Manager, Afrtican Explosives and Industries Ltd and Lorna Marjorie, Married woman, Muthaiga
Red 22 - B. Allen, Nakuru
Hut has B. Allen 1922 Nakuru
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 - Voters List Capt Brian Allen, c/o ICI, Muthaiga , Box 390 Nbi
Bryan played polo for Kenya as did his sons Nick and Jeremy

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