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Name: TARRANT, Humphrey Milner

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Birth Date: 19.8.1875 New South Wales

Death Date: 22.7.1947 Estoril, Portugal

Nationality: British

First Date: 1897

Profession: Clerk, Uganda Protectorate, 1897; Asst. Collector, Feb 15th 1901; Asst Treasurer, June 27th 1901

Area: Entebbe, Busoga, Luba's, Iganga

Married: In Entebbe 20.12.1906 Olympia Narcisa de Sousa

Book Reference: EAHB 1905, North, EA Diary 1903, Drumkey, EAHB 1906, EAHB 1904, EAHB 1907, Web

General Information:

North - Arr. Uganda from Coast 1/6/1897; Employed as Clerk UP from 1/6/1898 at Kampala; Kampala at start of Sudanese mutiny, Sept. 1897; dep. Kampala for Luba's 22/10/1897, arr. Luba's 25/10/1897; Acting Collector Busoga, Luna's July, Nov 1900; Iganga Dec 1900; Appt. Asst. Collector UP 15/2/1901; based at Fort Portal May 1901; (to be moved to Accounts ept. after returning from leave, not much good as an Administrator); Dep. Bombay for Mombasa with 'his so-called sister …. totally unlike her brother and moreover they share the same cabin at night …. seems quite a good fellow' (Meinertzhagen, RH) 24/4/1902;  Customs Officer; dep. Mombasa for Australia 28/10/1902, ill; ill in Australia Jan 1903; Listed as Treasury Asst. UP Dec 1903; requesting transfer to West Africa 'to better myself' 29/7/1905; 'a young man of good education and natural ability' (Sir Harry Johnston, FO 2)
Drumkey 1909 - 2nd Asst. Treasurer, UP, 1904; Civil Service, NSW, 1892-96; Clerk UP 1897; Ag. Collector 1900-01; Mutiny Medal with 2 Clasps
Web Awards to Civilians from the Collection of John Tamplin. The Uganda and Great War campaign pair awarded to Mr H. M. Tarrant, a Civil Servant in New South Wales and Uganda East and Central Africa 1897-99, 2 clasps, Lubwa’s, Uganda 1897-98 (Mr. H. M. Tarrant); British War Medal 1914-20 (311 Pte. H. M. Tarrant, Uganda V.R.) good very fine (2) £400-500 Footnote Humphrey Milner Tarrant was born in about 1875. He served in the Department of Civil Instruction in New South Wales, Australia, from 1892 to 1896, when he moved to East Africa. In 1897 Tarrant was appointed a Clerk in the Uganda Protectorate, being in charge of Transport at Wakoli, in Busoga, in 1898, and at Luba’s Station in 1899-1900. He received the medal for his part in the suppression of the Sudanese mutiny in Uganda in 1897-98. In 1900, Tarrant was Acting Collector at Busoga and Bukedi, and then at Toro in 1901. He was appointed Assistant Collector in February 1901, Assistant Treasurer in June 1901, 2nd Assistant Treasurer in 1904, and 1st Assistant Treasurer in 1909. He was Acting Deputy Treasurer of Uganda Protectorate from June 1909 to January 1910, from May to December 1910, and from April to November 1912. In April 1913, he was appointed Director of Customs, Registrar of Vessels and Port Officer, as well as Commercial Correspondent for Uganda Protectorate to the Board of Trade. Tarrant served in the Great War as a Private in the Uganda Volunteer Reserve, for which he received the British War Medal, his sole entitlement. He appears in a group photograph taken at the opening of the Entebbe European Hospital in April 1904, and he was the author of Schedule of Taxes, Duties, Fees, etc., published in 1906. He died in Estoril, Portugal, on 22 July 1947.

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