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Name: PIGOTT, Dayrell Botry

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Photo Source: WA Kempe photo album

Nee: yr. son of Rev Eversfield Botry

Birth Date: 11 Sep 1879 Foxlay, Wilts

Death Date: 28.2.1911 drowned in Lake Victoria

First Date: 1907

Last Date: 1911

Profession: Government Official of BEA - killed shortly after 1911 on Victoria Nyanza by crocodiles, owing to the upsetting of his raft by a hippopotamus he had wounded.

Book Reference: Oswald, Hut, Nicholls, Web, Gazette, North

School: St. John's Leatherhead, Magdalene College Cambridge

General Information:

Nicholls - The DO Botry Pigott was drowned on Lake Victoria at Karungu, when a hippo passed beneath his raft and up-ended it. He was eaten by a crocodile.
Hut has D. Botry Piggott 1909 Fort Hall
Web - Cambridge Alumni - Called to the Bar, Middle Temple, Nov 17 1902; Private Secretary to the Administrator of Salisbury, Rhodesia 1904; in the Colonial Office 1907; Assistant District Commissioner, BEA Protectorate. Drowned Feb 28 1911 at Horina [sic] Lake Victoria Nyanza [sic]
Gazette 1/9/1907 - Appointed Asst. District Commissioner from 2/8/1907
Gazette 1/9/1907 - Arrived on 1st Appointment - Asst. District Commissioner - 23/8/1907
W.A. Kempe diary 22 Mar 1911 Very cut up to hear of Piggott’s death. I had stayed & shot with him at Embu 2 years ago. He went out to shoot hippo on the lake (Victoria) on a raft being unable to swim; a wounded hippo upset the raft, Piggott tried to make for the shore but suddenly went down & was not seen again.

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