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Name: COWIE, Dudley Hugh

Nee: elder son of Herbert Hugh Cowie, bro of Mervyn Hugh Cowie

Birth Date: 1 Aug 1905 Nairobi

Death Date: 12 Mar 1928 in air accident with Maia Carberry, Nairobi

First Date: 1905

Last Date: 1928

Profession: Treasury official

Area: Nairobi

Book Reference: Gillett, Markham, Hut, Barnes, Red Book 1912, Nicholls

School: Nbi. Govt. School, Hilton College, Natal, Brighton College

General Information:

Nairobi Forest Road cemetery - Dudley Hugh Cowie, British, age 22, died 12/3/28 Red Book 1912 - D.H. Cowie - Nairobi
Nicholls Old Africa blog May 2017 Towards the end of 1926 the family moved out to Mbagathi, Langata, living in a grass hut while their new house, Kikenni, was built. Dudley worked in the Treasury in Nairobi and Mervyn was articled to a firm of chartered accountants. The two sons were both keen fliers, at the airstrip on the Ngong Road. On 12 March 1928 Maia Carberry, who had completed an epic flight from Mombasa to Nairobi, invited the boys to join her in her plane. Mervyn flew first, without incident, but when Dudley went up with Maia the aircraft went into a spin and crashed, killing them both. Ada was devastated at the loss of her twenty-two-year-old son and Mervyn did not fly again until both his parents had died.

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