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Name: NORTHROP, Albert William

Birth Date: 26 Nov 1890 Pimlico. London

Death Date: 16 June 1950 Asmara, Eritrea

First Date: 1934

Last Date: 1950

Profession: Comptroller of Customs in 1939, appointed 1938. Originally Dy. Com. of Customs 1936. Imperial Customs Service, 1912 transferred from N. Rhodesia. Chairman Harbour Advisory Board.

Area: Mombasa

Married: Rosalind Adela b. 1897

Children: Joan Mary (1933); Margaret (1935); William (1942)

Book Reference: Staff 39, Colonial, EA & Rhodesia, Uganda Staff

General Information:

East Africa & Rhodesia - 17/8/50 - Mr A.W. Northrop, from 1937 until his retirement in 1946 Commissioner of Customs for Kenya and Uganda, who for the last two years had been in charge of the Customs and Excise Dept. in Eritrea, died suddenly from a heart attack after playing a round of golf on the eve of his departure for leave in this country.
His first connexion with East Africa was in 1923, when he was transferred from the Home Customs Service to Tanganyika, where he served for 6 years before becoming deputy controller in N. Rhodesia. Seven years later he joined the Customs and Excise Dept. in Kenya, where, in addition to his departmental duties, he served as chairman of the Harbour Advisory Board for 8 years. During the war he became Imports Controller, a member of the Supply Board, and Marshal of the Prize Court in Kenya. Among his recreations were shooting, fishing, and golf. Mr Northrop leaves a widow and three children
Uganda Staff 1938 - Deputy Commissioner of Customs, appointed 1936
Gazette 28 Nov 1950 - probate

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