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Name: WILKINSON, Harold

Birth Date: 28 Sep 1889 Burnley, Lancs

Death Date: Ryde, 1980 Isle of Wight

First Date: 1920

Last Date: 1968

Profession: Senior Government entomologist In charge of desert locust campaign in 30s and 40s.

Area: Nakuru, Sotik, Nairobi, 1930 Box 834, Nairobi, Kabete

Married: 1929 Grace Irvena Udall b. 20 Feb 1905 Fulham, d. 10 June 2001 Chichester, dressmaker (dau of Charles Udall of EA Power & Lighting)

Children: Irvena Susan (Pestell, then Bridgstock) (1930); Charles Gordon (19 Sep 1933)

Book Reference: EAWL, Stoneham Wanderings, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Dominion, Rift Valley, Gazette

War Service: Gunner in WW1

School: Imperial College, London

General Information:

Source - Mrs Eve Pollecoff
Stoneham Wanderings - In 1922 an entomologist, named Wilkinson, arrived at Nanyuki. He ascended Mt Kenya as far as the glaciers; he told me something about the trip before he left again for Nairobi. This was evidently the highest ascent made from the West up to that time, but we received news of exploring being done from the South, Nyeri direction.
Dominion - Agricultural Department - Scott Agricultural Laboratory - Assistant Entomologist - 1930
Rift Valley - Member of the Rift Valley Sports Club - Jan 1929 - Elected - 18 Oct 1927 - H. Wilkinson
Gazette 7/4/1920 - Arrived on 1st Appointment - Entomologist - 23/3/1920
KAD 1922 - Entomologist, Entomology Division, Agricultural Dept.
Red 25 - Inspector of Plantations
Blue Book 1928 appt. 1.7.1924
1939 England and Wales Register living in Burnley with wife and son, as entomologist to Kenya Govt.

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