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Name: DEVAS-JONES, Arthur William (Major)

Birth Date: 30 Oct 1881 Liverpool

Death Date: 15 June 1955 Nairobi

First Date: 1928

Last Date: 1955

Profession: Freelance journalist specialising in sports, dramatic criticism etc.

Married: In Fulham 29 July 1907 Marion Wooff b. 1887 Bethnal Green

Children: Margaret Elizabeth Gertrude (25 June 1911)

Book Reference: Who's Who, EA & Rhodesia, Barnes

War Service: WW1 in France, ment. in despatches - Major; WW2 in EA in 2/6 KAR - major

General Information:

East Africa & Rhodesia - 14/7/55 - Major A.W. Devas Jones, an individualist of wit and originality, who did much to brighten Kenya journalism, has died in Nairobi at the age of 74. A soldier and then a member of the Consular Service before he took to writing, he was perhaps the most colourful of the Colony's journalists. His contributions to the Press were enjoyed even by those who strongly disagreed with his views. He was connected with the 'Kenya Weekly News' in its early life, but most of his work appeared in the 'Nairobi Sunday Post'. He was a competent theatrical critic, and a good amateur actor, but he seldom played on East African stages. At one period he did much broadcasting.
Barnes - Nairobi City Park Cemetery - A.W. Devas Jones, died 15 Jun 1955 aged 74

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