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Name: DAVIS, James Corbett CMG

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Birth Date: 15 Nov 1870 Norwood, Surrey

Death Date: 5 Mar 1957 Colchester (lived at Frinton on Sea)

First Date: 1906

Last Date: 1922

Profession: Went to SA as a young man and became a bank manager. In 1906 he was appointed Treasurer to the Zanzibar Government

Area: Zanzibar

Married: 1. In Westminster, London 8 Mar 1904 Edith Caroline Frances Strawson b. 27 Sep 1874 London, d. 18 Apr 1939 Frinton; 2. In Nottingham 1940 Martha Emily Sergeant née Smart b. 1873 Nottingham, d. 24 May 1967 Brighton, Sussex

Book Reference: Gillett, EA & Rhodesia, Red 22, EAHB 1907

School: St. James's College, Great Grimsby

General Information:

East Africa & Rhodesia - 18/4/57 - Mr James Corbett Davis, CMG, who has died at his home in Frinton-on-Sea at the age of 87, went to South Africa as a bank clerk in 1895 and 11 years later was appointed treasurer to the Government of Zanzibar. Three years later he was made Financial Member of Council, and in 1914 a member of the Protectorate Council. From 1920 to 1922 he acted as Chief Secretary, and was on a number of occasions Deputy Resident. On his retirement in 1922 he was made CMG and appointed an officer (second class) of the Brilliant Star of Zanzibar
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