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Name: DUNN, Thomas Spence DSO, MB (Dr.)

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Nee: bro of William Dunn

Birth Date: 15 June 1861 Glasgow

Death Date: 10 Feb 1929 Naivasha, suddenly

First Date: 1908 arrived with his brother William

Last Date: 1929

Profession: Medical practitioner. Settled at Naivasha; both he and his brother showing consistent interest in public affairs. For some years represented Naivasha as a Delegate to the Convention of Associations

Area: 'Barterhorn', Naivasha

Book Reference: Gillett, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Debrett, Red 22, Land, Gazette, DSO, Naivasha, Leader14, Childhood, Red Book 1912

War Service: Served in SA war retiring with rank of Captain and WW1 in the EA Campaign, EA Medical Service

School: MB, CM (Glasg)

General Information:

Debrett 1928 - MB, CM Glasgow 1882; Capt. EA Medical Service (retired); S. Africa 1901-2, European War 1914-18 (despatches, DSO)
Land - 1911 - Thomas S. Dunn - Grazing and agricultural, 3391 acres - Naivasha District - 13/9/09 - Leasehold under Occupation Licence for 2 to 99 years from 15/3/10 - Registered 21/2/11
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Naivasha - Dr. T.S. Dunn (British) Settler, Naivasha
Gazette - 11/8/1915 - Appt. - EA Medical Service - To be Captain - Dr. Thomas Spence Dunn
Naivasha - 1910 - Another arrival was Dr Dunn who came on a shooting trip and was so impressed with the country that he took up land on the North Kinangop. His brother joined him and they bought more land on the North end of the lake where they built a house. War intervened and Dr Dunn did not return until 1922 when he had an enormous practice helping both Europeans and Africans
Childhood - Bill Hillyar - "My father, Charles Hillyar, came from Devon to Kenya in 1924 to work for the Dunn brothers, one of whom was a retired architect and the other a retired doctor who still practised medicine locally. The Dunns owned Barterholm Farm on the north side of Lake Naivasha and needed a young man to assist them."
Red Book 1912 - Registered Medical Practitioner
KAD 1922 - President, Naivasha & District Farmers' Association
Gazette - 4/6/1929 - Probate and Administration - Thomas Spence Dunn late of Naivasha who died at Naivasha on 10 February 1929. Applied for by William Dunn of Naivasha

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