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Name: DECK, Samuel Frederick 'Skipper'

Nee: son of Frederick Seaman Deck

Birth Date: 4 May 1883 Westleton, Suffolk

Death Date: 16 May 1949 Aldeburgh

First Date: 1907

Profession: Appointed to EAP Administration Service, he was Asst. DC at Moyale in 1913, and subsequently served in most of the Provinces

Area: HBEA 1912 ADC, Moyale, 1930 Sen. Commr. Ngong, 1916-17 Kisumu

Married: In Nairobi 1915 Nancy Aileen Le Mesurier Croll b. 12 Feb 1891 Ross, Hertford, d. Aldeburgh 9 Feb 1974

Children: Elizabeth Aileen (2 Apr 1918 Nairobi-2003 France) (Edwards-Stuart); Arthur Graham (14 Sep 1920 Nyeri-9 Apr 1950 Benin, Nigeria); Thomas

Author: 'The Ogaden', 1931, Rhodes House, Oxford, Mss. Afr. S. 424

Book Reference: Gillett, HBEA, Oscar, O&C, Cranworth, North, Lorian, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Limuru, Web, Dominion, Leader14, Red Book 1912, Web, Gazette, Red 19

School: Felstead; Cambridge Univ. BA (Cantab)

General Information:

President of the Oxford & Cambridge Society - 1930.
Oscar - mentions Mr Deck as the head labour inspector in the CNC's department in 1924.
Cranworth - 1910 - Officer in charge at Moyale was an Asst. DC, Deck, one of the best of the devoted band of Civil Servants that Kenya then possessed. In spite of the intense loneliness and the grave responsibility, not to mention danger, which were his constant companions, he was cheerful and apparently happy, besides exuding the impression of the completest competence.
Lorian - the DC of Wajheir district came to meet me as I neared the Fort Gate (Seddeh Dima Fort).     
KAD 1922 - District and Resident Commissioner and Resident Magistrate, Nairobi
Limuru - Letter from Elizabeth Deck (now Edwards-Stuart) - My father, S.F. (Skipper) Deck, joined the Colonial Civil Service in 1907 and went to Kenya, then British East Africa. He retired as PC in 1934. He suffered a stroke following broadcasts he made with the late Elspeth Huxley in Swahili for the BBC in 1941.
Web - British Perspectives on Aulihan Somali Unrest in the East Africa Protectorate, 1915-18 by George L. Simpson Jr. - mention of 50 police constables under Samuel Deck and Wolseley-Bourne in the NFD, 1916
Dominion - Senior Provincial Commissioner, 2nd Class - 1930
Red Book 1912 - S.F. Deck - Northern Frontier
Gazette - 23/1/1918 - Firearm registered at Nairobi in October 1917 - S.F. Deck, Ngong - 303 rifle
Gazette 15/9/1907 - Arrived on 1st Appointment - Asst. District Commissioner - 11/9/1907
KAD 1922 - Native Affairs Dept. Senior Labour Inspector
1939 England and Wales Register living in Southwold, Suffolk with wife

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