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Name: PEARSON, Robert Dean MBE

Birth Date: 7 Nov 1898 West Hartlepool

Death Date: 1974 Bideford

First Date: 1926

Profession: Health Inspector, Medical Dept, Kenya in 1939, appointed 1926. Originally Sanitary Inspector 1926. Chief Health Inspector in 1953.

Area: Kitale, Nairobi, 1930 Nakuru, Eldoret

Married: In Darlington 1930 Margaret Elizabeth Speke b. 23 Oct Church Stretton, Shropshire, d. 18 Jan 1987 Northam, Devon

Book Reference: Staff 39, Staff 53, Red 31, Hut, EA & Rhodesia, Dominion, Winnie

General Information:

At one time a principal in the Darlington Light Opera Company, and soloist in the Bach Choir.
East Africa & Rhodesia - 14/6/56 - MBE - Robert Dean Pearson, chief health inspector, Medical Dept., Kenya
Dominion - Medical Department - Sanitary Inspector - 1930
Winnie - Bob Pearson was the lead baritone in the productions and the annual Gilbert & Sullivan operetta was an outing much looked forward to. 
Gazette - 2/2/1927 - Arrived on 1st Appointment - Sanitary Inspector - R.D. Pearson
Blue Book 1927 appt 13.12.1926
Ancestry Family Tree Nov 1913 Robert starting working at the Health and Sanitary Department of the Darlington Corporation as an Assistant Sanitary Inspector. 10 Oct 1916 • Darlington, Durham, England Robert enlisted with the Army. 27 Jan 1917 Robert was mobolised and joined the 51st Sherwood Foresters. 9 July 1918 Robert was charged with being in possession of a government bicycle, and breaking out of camp and imto camp. He lost his Lance strip. 14 Oct 1918Robert was charged with neglect of duty. His cot was untidy on hut inspection. He was reprimanded. 20-27 Jul 1918 Robert was back at the Field Ambulance with Influenza. 14 Jan 1919 Robert was discharged from the Army. 4 Apr 1927 • Nairobi Area, Kenya Robert became Sanitary Inspector for Nairobi. 28 Jul 1927 • Nakuru, Rift Valley, Kenya Robert became Sanitary Inspector for Nakuru. 30 Aug 1934 • Kisumu, Nyanza, Kenya Robert became Sanitary Inspector for Kisumu. 5 Jul 1935 • Digo, Coast, Kenya Robert started as a Sanitary Inspector for Digo District. 10 Feb 1938 • Kitale, Rift Valley, Kenya Robert started as a Sanitary Inspector for Kitale Township. 1 Jul 1948 Robert was promoted to Health Inspector. 4 Apr 1952 Robert was promoted to Chief Health Inspector. 31 May 1956 Robert was awarded an MBE for services in Kenya.

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