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Name: FINCH, John Douglas 'Jack'

Birth Date: 1880 Hampstead, London, bapt. 26 May

Death Date: 23 Jun 1952 Nairobi

First Date: 1912

Last Date: 1952

Profession: Initially he took up farming at Naivasha, and after the war moved to Kima, where he undertook contracts for supplying sand and fuel. Later he moved with his family to Nairobi where he practised as an advocate

Area: Naivasha, Kima, Nairobi, 1922 Sultan Hamed, 1925 Kalimbwani, Kima Station, 1920 Molo

Married: 1. In London 1902 Marguerite Lilian Milson b. 29 Jan 1881 Hampstead, d. 23 Mar 1961 (later m. Hubert J. Blackwood); 2. In Mombasa 1912 Jessie b. 1881, d. 2 Oct 1963 Nairobi

Children: 1. Phyllis 2. Beryl (1914); Dudley Guy (23 June 1914 Naivasha-1995); Bernard Douglas 'Barney' (twin 23 June 1914 Naivasha); (John shot down and killed in WW2)

Book Reference: Gillett, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Legion, Red 22, Gazette, Barnes, SS, Leader14

War Service: Captain - KAR in WW1 - joined Kenya Branch of British Legion in 1933

School: Radley, Trinity College, Cambridge - took degree in law

General Information:

Red 22 - Kalimbwani, Kima Station
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Naivasha - J. Douglas Finch (British), Settler, Naivasha
Barnes - Nairobi City Park Cemetery - Jack Douglas Finch, died 23 Jun 1952 aged 72
Soldier Settlement Scheme after WW1 - Class B - Lieut. J.D. Finch, c/o Messrs Finch and Jennings, 2 Gray's Inn Square, WC1 - Farm 48
Obituary - East African Standard 5 May 1961, p.9
Gazette - Voters List 1936 - John Douglas Finch, Solicitor, Bolus House, Nbi. and Jesse Finch, Box 599, Nbi
Gazette 3 Mar 1964 wife's probate

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