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Name: KINLOCH, Bruce Grant MC (Major)

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Birth Date: 27 Aug 1919 ISaharanpur, ndia

Death Date: 21 June 2011 Hereford

Profession: DO Coast Province. Game Warden at Kilifi

Area: Coast, Uganda

Married: 14 July 1943 Elizabeth Maud Charter b. 4.12.1923

Children: Eva Bydie Elaine (9.9.1944 Naini Tal, India)

Author: ' Sauce for the Mongoose', 'The Shamba Raiders'

Book Reference: Kinloch, Breath, Colonial, Kingsley-Heath, Chandler, Foster

War Service: Ghurkas; Indian Army 1939-47

School: Leas Court Bournemouth, King's Sch. Rochester, Berkhamsted and Sandhurst

General Information:

Kinloch - Bruce Kinloch was born in India in 1919. Coming from a long line of soldiers and hunter-naturalists, he was educated at Berkhamsted and trained at Sandhurst. In 1939 he was commissioned into the Indian Army and saw active service with the 3rd Gurkha Rifles, first on the North West Frontier and then during the greater part of the Burma campaign, where he was awarded the Military Cross for his part in the battle of the Sittang River in 1942. Later he ran some of the first jungle warfare courses and also commanded a 'Chindit' battalion.
Retiring, with the rank of Major, on the break-up of the old Indian Army in 1947, he joined the Colonial Service. His first post was that of District Officer at Kilifi, on the Kenya coast, where he became closely involved with the control of elephants and the pursuit of ivory poachers.
In November 1949 he transferred to the Uganda Game and Fisheries Department as Assistant to the Chief Game Warden whom he succeeded less than a year later. During the next ten years he re-organised and expanded the Department and was one of the chief architects of Uganda's National Parks. In 1960 Kinloch accepted another transfer to become Chief Game Warden of Tanganyika; here, he again re-organised and expanded the Department after studying modern wildlife management techniques in the USA and Canada on a United Nations Fellowship. His greatest achievement was the creation of the College of African Wildlife Management, to train Africans to become the game and national park wardens of the newly independent African countries. He retired in 1964 when his own post was 'Africanised'. Two subsequent short term assignments as Wildlife Adviser to the Governments of Botswana and Rwanda ultimately led to his present appointment, in 1969, as Chief Game Warden of Malawi.
Major Kinloch is married with one daughter, herself married and now living in Johannesburg.
Kingsley-Heath - Chief Game Warden in Tanganyika and Uganda prior to its being granted independence. Credited with major part in creating Mweka Game Management College, Tanganyika. Shot an elephant in Kenya that had tusks of 134 pounds and 131 pounds. Also chief game warden, Malawi.
Breath - Game Warden of Uganda 1951.
Colonial - DO Kenya 1948; Asst. Game Warden Uganda 1949; Ch. Game Warden 1951; Tanganyika 1960-64
Statesman 29.9.1944 birth announcement of Eva Bydie  to Elizabeth née Charters wife of Major B.G. Kinloch, MC< Gurkha Rifles, at Naini Tal (Ancestry)

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