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Name: DIGBY, Stephen Harold Wingfield (Canon)

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Birth Date: 26 Sept 1872 Coleshill Park, Warwickshire

Death Date: 4 Aug 1942 Nairobi

First Date: 1932

Last Date: 1942

Profession: Chaplain, canon

Area: 1937 Kiambu

Married: In Marylebone 12 Nov 1907 Elinor Escreet Lewin b. 20.5.1882 Tealby, d. 1 Feb 1974 Chard (adopted dau. of Basil Edward Richardson)

Children: Almaria Daphne (18 Nov 1908 Woolwich, m. Arnold Curtis, author); Stephen Basil (19 Nov 1910 Woolwich); Lydia Gertrude (Weld-Forester) (26 May 1914 Meriden-2010); Richard Everard (6 Oct 1918 Sherborne-1994)

Book Reference: Seventy, Hut, Kiambu Scrapbook, Foster, Burke, Barnes, mini-SITREP XXXIII

War Service: Legion of Frontiersmen

School: Harrow and Christ Church College, Oxford

General Information:

One of the fund raisers of Limuru day in 1938 for EAWL. Mrs Wingfield Digby was DVP of the Limuru branch of EAWL from 1936-38. 
Kiambu Scrapbook - St. Paul's Kiambu - In Canon Wingfield Digby's time there was a further extension to the chancel and a vestry was added.
Kiambu Scrapbook - Ruiru Church came under the Kiambu Chaplaincy. The first Chaplain was the Rev. Darroll Smith, followed by Canon Wingfield Digby.
Foster - Died 5 Aug 1942 buried All Saints Limuru, born Coleshill Park Warwickshire 1873; Rowed for his college at Oxford; from old ecclesiastical family of Digby Manor. Ordained 1898, Priested 1899, Curate St Helens Lancs; Vicar Sherborne Abbey Dorset; Chaplain to Forces 1914-18; 1932 Chaplain Kiambu; Editor Kenya Church Review; did Wed. evening religious broadcasts from Nbi Broadcasting Stn, a 15 min service; wrote weekly column for EA Standard; 2 sons, 2 daus.
Burke - Hon. Canon of Mombasa 1934-42
Barnes - Limuru Cemetery - Stephen Harold Wingfield Digby, 1872 - 1942, Canon of Salisbury and Mombasa, Chaplain of Kiambu 1931-42
mini-SITREP XXXIII - Legion of Frontiersmen - 1940 - Chaplain

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