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Name: WATSON, Thomas Yirrell CMG, MBE

Birth Date: 1906 Leighton Buzzard ?Balcairn, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire

First Date: 1931

Profession: Sec. for Afric. and Natural Resources Uganda 1954. Agric. Officer Kenya 1931-43, Sen. Agr. Off. Kenya 1943-48; Dep. Dir of Agric., Uganda 1948-51, Dir. of Agric. Uganda 1951-53. Member of Legco, Uganda 1951.

Area: Entebbe, Uganda, 1943 Rumuruti

Married: In Biggleswade 1935 Margaret Alice b. 1904

Children: one dau.

Book Reference: Who's Who, Hut, Colonial

School: Aberdeen Grammar School and University; Cambridge University and Pretoria Univ. S. Africa

General Information:

Who's Who - Agricultural Officer, Kenya 1931-43; Senior Agricultural Officer 1943-48; Dep. Director of Agriculture, Uganda 1948-51, Director of Agriculture, Uganda 1951-53; Sec. for Agriculture and Natural Resources Uganda 1954-55, Minister of Natural Resources 1955-56. General Manager Uganda Cotton Lint Marketing Board 1951-53; MEC and MLC, Uganda 1951-56. Several Commissions of Inquiry etc.
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Coast Voters list civil servant, Nyeri
Blue Book 1939 appt. 29.12.1931
Ancestry Birth Index says he was born in Leighton Buzzard 1906

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