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Name: DALLAS, John Alexander 'Jock'

Nee: nephew of Ronald Stuart Findlay

Birth Date: 9 Apr 1922 Aberdeen

Death Date: 28 Dec 1987 Kiambu

Profession: Coffee planter

Area: 'Migaa', Kiambu

Book Reference: Sitrep 2, Hut, Web

General Information:

Web - Migaa Estate - The Findlays of Kiambu - After the war [WW1] the Findlay sons returned to Kenya to farm and each son received a portion. Ronald Stuart Findlay called his farm Migaa Estate Ltd. In 1922 after the Kikuyu name for the flat-topped acacia trees in the area. Migaa was a portion of the original Waitangi Estate. Ronald's nephew Jock Dallas assisted him in running Migaa. Jock Dallas took on Migaa after Ronald's death. He was a great golfer and a great supporter of the Kiambu Club. Kipiru Karanja worked as the driver for Jock Dallas. Jock had told his Kenyan workers he was the son of a millionaire and had enough money, so they called him 'Shilingi Tosha' Jock golfed regularly at Kiambu Golf Club and after golf he'd drink. Karanja waited patiently to drive him home and even carried him into his house when necessary. In his will Shilingi Tosha gave his car, a Ford Escort, to Karanja. Jock Dallas died in 1987.
Hut has J.P. Dallas 1975 Migaa Estate, Kiambu
Pre-war volunteer to the Kenya Regiment (KR 718).

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