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Name: THORP, Norman Acroyd (Major)

Birth Date: 16 May 1895 Sculcoates, Yorks.

First Date: 1934

Profession: Officer Commanding, 3rd Battalion, KAR, Military Dept, KAR in 1939, appointed 1934.

Area: Nairobi

Married: 1. In Harrow 16 July 1919 Mrs Cecily Margaret Harris née Jones 2. Marjorie Isobel b. 1911

Book Reference: Staff 39, A. Allen

War Service: East York Regt., KOSB and KAR

General Information:

A. Allen - Served in France April 1915 - June 1916; served in Africa Dec 1917 to Nov 1918; served with KAR 1917-1922; Garrison Adjutant 1924-25; Staff Captain South China Command 1927-31; Attached KAR 1934-39; Area Commander E Africa 1941-44; Commanded Northern Brigade of KAR, Coronation Contingent 1937 as Major KOSB.

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