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Name: RIGGS, Alfred William MBE, KPM

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Photo Source: David Reeve

Birth Date: 14 Aug 1896 Chatham

Death Date: 2 June 1957 Nairobi

First Date: 1939

Last Date: 1957

Profession: Asst. Superintendent of Police, Kenya in 1939, appointed 1939. Originally Asst. Supdt. 1939. Transferred from Palestine.

Area: Nairobi

Married: In Alexandria 21 Feb 1920 Rebecca Ungar b. 1893, Rumanian, dau of Samuel Ungar, wine merchant

Children: Maurice Halcomb; James (1922); ?Grace (Ellvers)

Book Reference: Staff 39, Colonial, Ray Morrell, Barnes

War Service: Royal Army Vet Corps

School: Board School Chatham

General Information:

E-mail from Ray Morrell - 'Riggs - another policeman - pre-war I think. He started Nairobi's first detective agency (and also the first fish and chip shop!)'
Nairobi Forest Road Cemetery - Alfred William Riggs, British, age 61, died 2/6/57
Colonial - Supt. 1940; Senior 1947
UK Foreign and Overseas Registers for marriage - Riggs was at the time a Regimental Sergeant Major. Marriage took place in Brit. Consulate, Alexandria, Egypt

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