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Name: NOAD, John Elliott Moncrieff OBE, AMICE, RNVR (Commander)

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Birth Date: 4 Feb 1893 India

Death Date: 18 Apr 1953 Mombasa

First Date: 1919

Last Date: 1953

Profession: Executive Engineer, PWD, Kenya in 1939, appointed 1934. Originally Asst. Engineer 1920. Transferred from KUR&H

Area: Kisumu, 1922 Nyeri, 1930 c/o PWD, Eldoret, Mbagathi Ridge Nairobi, 1919 Mombasa Road

Married: 1. In Melcombe Regis 14 Feb 1918 Hope Carroll b. 18 Apr 1893 Jersey, d. 16 Nov 1936 Mombasa 2. 14 July 1939 Mrs Dorothy Annie Watson née King b. 16 Mar 1904 Nottingham, d. 24 Dec 1980 Nairobi (prev. m. Patrick Campbell MacDougall Watson 1885-1983)

Children: 1. Patricia Hope Dorothea (Askwith) (9 Nov 1919 Weymouth-13 Jan 1999 Cirencester) 2. Priscilla (White); Susan (Morrison-Low); Timothy

Book Reference: Staff 39, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Colonial, EA & Rhodesia, Red 22, Dominion, Burke, Barnes, Gazette

War Service: Sub.-Lieut. RNVR 1914-18; interned in Holland from fall of Antwerp to armistice

School: R. Naval Coll. Osborne, Dartmouth and Training Cruiser HMS 'Cornwall', Midshipman RN 1910-11; ASSOCMINSTCE

General Information:

East Africa & Rhodesia - 30/4/53 - '…. Who has died in Nairobi at the age of 60 had a varied and energetic career, which started in 1910 as a midshipman in HMS Prince of Wales. In the same year he retired from the Royal Navy owing to illness caused by an accident, and studied engineering at Edinburgh University from 1911 until the outbreak of war in 1914, when he became a sub-lieutenant in the RNVR Interned in Holland in 1917, he was employed by the Dutch Government as an assistant engineer and after the armistice joined Ransome's Concrete Machinery Co. Ltd, at the Hague for a year.
He then went to Kenya as an assistant engineer in the PWD remaining until 1940, except for 4 years during which he was transferred to the railway. In 1933 he raised the Kenya RNVR which he commanded for 4 years, and with which he served in 1940. Returning to this country that year, he joined the Dept. of Airfields and Carrier Requirements, for which on his war-time duties he flew more than 160,000 miles. He attained the rank of commander in 1943.
Shortly after the end of the war he made proposals for a company in East Africa to attract and organize tourist traffic. Later he was for 2 years managing director of the Trans-Africa Bush Clearing Co. (EA) Ltd. After a severe attack of cerebral thrombosis in 1949, he returned to this country and studied art, but he returned to Kenya in 1951.
His OBE (Military) was awarded in 1937 for his work in connexion with the Kenya RNVR. His first wife died in 1936. He is survived by his second wife, their son and daughter, and one daughter of his first marriage.
Dominion - Public Works Department - Divisional Staff - Assistant Engineer - 1930
Mombasa Mbaraki cemetery - Mrs Hope Noad, died 16 Nov 1936 age 43, European Hospital
Mombasa Mbaraki cemetery - Comdr J.E.M. Noad, died 18 Apr 1953 age 63[?], European Hospital, Heart Failure  
Gazette 17/3/1920 - Arrived on 1st Appointment - Asst. Engineer PWD - 6/3/1920
KAD 1922 - Assistant Engineer, PWD, Nyeri. Red 25 has J.E.N. Noad, PWD, Kilindini
Gazette - 6/2/1924 - Voters Register - Mombasa - John Elliott Moncrieff Noad, Acting Executive Engineer, Mombasa
Gazette 30 July 1982 2nd wife's probate

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