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Name: AYRE, William Herbert (Serjeant)

Nee: son of Herbert St. John Brabazon Ayre

Birth Date: 18 Feb 1909 Nairobi

Death Date: 16 Aug 1940 malaria, Abyssinia, on active service, buried in Nairobi

First Date: 1906

Last Date: 1940

Profession: Pre-war volunteer to the Kenya Regiment (KR 841).

Area: Nanyuki, 1930 Strathmore, Limuru, 1906 Strathmore Est. Limuru

Book Reference: Sitrep 2, Red 31, Hut, CWGC, Chandler, Red Book 1912

War Service: E Af Reconnaissance Regt.

General Information:

CWGC - Serjeant KR/841, Kenya Regiment and East African Reconnaissance Regiment who died on Friday, 16th August 1940. Age 31. Son of Herbert St. John Brabazon Ayre and Catherine Sandeman Ayre, of Nairobi.
Nairobi War Cemetery, Grave Ref: 2 G 46
Red Book 1912 - W.H. Ayre - Naivasha
Letter from Tony Dyer - also a hunter and killed on active service in Abyssinia in 1941
UK Foreign and Overseas Registers for birth
Tom Lawrence: Died from malaria, which led to heart failure. It was reported by the O/C 2nd Kenya Field Ambulance. He was with them at the time. He was initially buried in Garissa (Register of Deaths of EA Forces –Europeans).

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