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Name: DUIRS, Mearns Lawrence

Nee: son of Mearns Duirs

Birth Date: 1896 ?Tramore, Waterford, Ireland [unlikely - more probably South Africa]

Death Date: 31 Dec 1915 killed in action, driving an ambulance in Tanganyika

Last Date: 1915

Area: Turi

Book Reference: Gillett, Hut, School, CWGC, Medals, Red Book 1912

War Service: Joined EAMR - killed in action in 1915 while driving an ambulance

School: Nairobi Government School, Register - Day Pupil 1911 (Duirs)

General Information:

Medals - East Africa Veterinary Corps - Mearns L. Duirs, No. 5041, Corporal
Hut - Mearns Duirs, died 1915 from blackwater fever [?], married to Jean Knight [wrong - his bro. Edmund Graham Duirs was m. to Jean Knight], came from S. Africa on SS Herzog in 1903
Red Book 1912 - M. Duirs - Kyambu
CWGC - Mearns Lawrence Duirs, Driver 2069, EA Mechanical Transport Corps, who died on Friday, 31st December 1915. Age 19. Son of Mr & Mrs J.V. Duirs[?], of Bushey Park, Sotik, Kericho. Born in Kenya Colony. Voi Cemetery, Grave Ref: I A 23 [this does not tally with Ancestry record]

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