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Name: FLACKE, William Alexander

Birth Date: 1875 Islington

Death Date: 8 Apr 1964 Italy

Nationality: British

First Date: 1903

Profession: Postmaster at Nairobi

Area: Nairobi, Entebbe

Married: In Entebbe 25.4.1906 Fatima Berti d. 1971 (dau. of Giusto Berti)

Book Reference: Gillett, EAHB 1905, North, Drumkey, EAS, EAHB 1906, UJ, EAHB 1904, EAHB 1907

General Information:

Drumkey 1909 - Post & Telegraph Dept. - 1st Class Postmaster, Mombasa
EAS - 15/1/1903 - Mr W.A. Flacke, the new postmaster of Entebbe …… arrived by the Patiala
EAHB 1906 - Postal Dept. - Postmaster, Nairobi
Uganda Journal - Vol. 21, No. 1 - Early Days in Kampala by W.E. Hoyle - …… Entebbe also boasted an hotel, which to the best of my recollection was named the 'Equatorial Hotel'. The owners were Italians, Mr and Mrs Berti. They had a charming daughter who became engaged to the first English Postmaster at Kampala, Mr W.A. Flacke. Their marriage was the first to be solemnized in St. John's Church, Entebbe. The amusing incident of this engagement was that neither knew the other's language, but both knew Swahili, so their little problem was solved.
North - 'Sorting Clerk & Telegraphist' at the Bournemouth Post Office, aged 27 appointed Postmaster at Entebbe, 30-10-1902; arr. Entebbe 11-2-1903
EAHB 1905 - Postmaster, Nairobi - also listed as Postmaster at Entebbe
Transferred to southern Nigeria

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