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Name: TEESDALE, Christopher

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Birth Date: 1 Apr 1911 Grimsby, Ontario, Canada

Death Date: 26 Sep 1990 Wittersham, Kent

First Date: 1933

Profession: Sanitary Overseer, Medical Dept., Kenya in 1939, appointed 1935. Originally Nursing Orderly 1933. Entomologist, Insect-borne diseases section in 1953.

Area: Mombasa, Nyeri

Married: In Mombasa 1939 Gladys Emily Madden b. 14 Dec 1908 Mountrath, Co. Laois, Ireland, d. 12 Aug 1991 Billericay

Children: Mary Charmaine (Hickman) (1941); Anthea (Easton) (1944 Durham); Chistopher Howard Marmaduke (1946 Maidstone); Aideen Patricia (Eastman) (1948)

Book Reference: Polnay, Staff 39, Staff 53, Colonial, Nicholls, Rugby

School: Brighton College and London University; BSc, FRES

General Information:

Teesdale -Auctioneer's assistant in 1934 in Nairobi - lived at the Gloucester Hotel
Nicholls - Kakamega - Chris Teesdale, an expert on the mosquito, was stationed there.
Rugby - Nondescripts RFC - Hon. Treasurer - 1933
Colonial - Entomologist 1948-63
Charmaine Hickman (daughter): The auctioneer’s assistant could have been my father. He went out to Kenya to work for Whiteways Laidlaw, didn’t last long; he could have worked at the auctioneers before taking up work as a technician with the Medical Department in Kisumu. Here he found his niche, and moved to Mombasa (Port Health Office). At the end of WW2 he returned to the U.K. for 3 years and did his BSc.(London) Returned to Mombasa in 1948; continued to work at the Port Health Office before taking Long Leave to U.K. in 1952 and writing his PhD (London) and being posted to Nyeri, Central Province. 1956 he was transferred to Nairobi, where he remained until his (early) retirement in 1963. He then worked for the W.H.O. for several years.

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