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Name: DANBY, Alastair George Grogan

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Nee: son of Leonard John Danby

Birth Date: 12 Jan 1915 New Barnet, Middlesex

Death Date: 24 Aug 1940 Nanyuki, on war service [?28 Aug]

Last Date: 1940

Married: In 1934 Helen Barbara

Book Reference: Sitrep 2, CWGC, Aero, Air, KR, Tom Lawrence

War Service: Kenya Regt., RASC

School: Clifton College, Selwyn College, Cambridge Univ.

General Information:

CWGC - Nanyuki War Cemetery - Second Lieutenant Alastair George Grogan Danby, 218832, Royal Army Service Corps. 28th August 1940. Age 25. Son of Leonard & Marion Danby; husband of Helen Barbara Danby. BA (Cantab)
Aero - Roll of Honour for World War Two, 1939-45 - Lieut. A.G.G. Danby
Air - Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate No. 14595 dated 21 Nov 1936 - DH Moth - Gipsy 85 hp, The University Aero Club, Cambridge
Pre-war volunteer to the Kenya Regiment (KR 738)
Nat Probate Calendar probate to Helena Barbara Henderson (wife of John Arthur Henderson)
Tom Lawrence: Son of Leonard & Marion Danby, and husband of Helen Barbara Danby (BA Cantab). Joined Kenya Regt, and the RASC. He was the first Selwyn man to die on service in the present war. He came up in 1934 from Clifton, and took his B.A. in 1937. In his third year he was a member of the 1st Lawn Tennis VI. When he went down he became an assistant master at Kenton College, Nairobi. Later he left this post for an appointment in the Kenya Education Department. On the outbreak of war he enlisted as a private, but before long he was given a commission in the EA Army Service Corps. After a good deal of active service he contracted cerebral meningitis and died in August last (Selwyn College Calendar 1939-1946, p. 279). m. 1934. RA. 1937. Asst. Master Kenton College. Nairobi, Kenya, 1937. 2 Ranworth Mansions, 23 Compayne Gardens, N.W.6 (Selwyn College Calendar 1939-1946, 279 and p. 138). Matriculated in 1934 (Selwyn College Calendar 1939-1946, p. 20).

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