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Name: THORNTON, Benjamin Beckett

Nee: son of Edmund and Mary Ann, bro of John Ellis, George Rycroft, Harold Arthur and Frank Leslie Thornton

Birth Date: 29 June 1890 Idle, Yorkshire

Death Date: 25.4.1940 Nairobi

First Date: 1922

Profession: Senior Asst. Accountant, Accounts Dept., Railways & Harbours Dept., in 1939, appointed 1932. Originally Clerk 1922.

Area: Nairobi

Married: In Shipley, Yorks. 24 Apr 1918 Margaret Stell b. 1 Dec 1893 Baildon, Yorks.

Children: Jeanne Margaret (24 July 1924 Nairobi)

Book Reference: Staff 39, Red 25, Red 31, Colonial, Harmony, Barnes, Golf

War Service: War service 1914-19

School: FIAC

General Information:

Member of Lodge Harmony - Joined 3/10/27, died 1940
Nairobi Forest Road Cemetery - Benjamin Beckett Thornton, British, age 50, died 25/5/40
On first committee of Railway Golf Club in 1923

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