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Name: TRITTON, John Wilfred CMG (Capt.)

Birth Date: 1866 Henley in Arden, Warwickshire

Death Date: 26.5.1904 Mombasa. chronic gastritis

First Date: 1891

Last Date: 1904

Profession: IBEA Co. General Africa Staff - appointed 3rd July 1891.

Book Reference: EAHB 1905, EAS, North, EA Diary 1903, IBEA, EAHB 1906, Nicholls, EA Diary 1902, EAHB 1904, Barnes, Web

War Service: Alcester Road Bank House School

School: Seymour House, Seymour Place, Chelsea

General Information:

North - IBEA Co. - at Gobwen on the stern wheeler Kenia Aug 1893; Takaungu 9/5/1895; appt. direct to EAP 1/7/1895, Asst. DO Juba River & 1st Officer of s.s.Juba; at the funeral of Capt. F.S. Dugmore Nov 1898, Mombasa; home leave 1899; Collector EAP & Acting Vice-Consul Mombasa June, Dec 1899; Collector Vanga District Dec 1899; Appt. Sub-Commissioner Seyyidieh, Nov 1901; home leave 1902
EA Diary - Seymour House, Seymour Place, Chelsea; Passed Master Mariner 1891; Assistant Collector July 1895; Collector Wanga District, September 10, 1897; Sub-Commissioner, Seyidie Province, 1901; Juba River clasp 1893; Mwele medal 1895; CMG 1903
Nicholls - son of a master mariner
North - Assumed command of the stern-wheeler 'Kenia' Sept 1892; 'Kenia' broken down at Gobwen March/April 1893; trapped at Gobwen on the 'Kenia' with Count Lovatelli during revolt when W. Hamilton was killed 11/8/1893; rescued by Navy and taken to Kismayu 26-27/8/1893; at Takaungu 9/5/1895; Asst. District Officer at Gosha, returned to Kismayu from Europe after leave 11/6/1896; Appt. District Officer Vanga 22/10/1897; at the funeral of Capt. F.S. Dugmore, Mombasa, Nov 1898; Collector Vanga District Dec 1899; appt. Sub-Commissioner Seyidie 21/11/1901
EA Diary 1902 - On the Committee for producing the diary
EA Diary 1902 - Listed as H.M. Sub-Commissioner
EA Diary 1902 - Listed as Vice-President of the East Africa Agricultural and Horticultural Society - Established 1901
EA Diary 1903 - Passed Master Mariner 1891; Asst. Collector july 1895; Collector, Wanga District Sept 10 1897; Sub-Commisiioner, Province Seyidie 1901; Juba River clasp 1893; Mivele medal 1895.
Barnes Mombasa Mbaraki Cemetery - 26 May 1904, J.W. Tritton, Sub-Commissioner, aged 37, at the Hospital, Bowl Complaint, Chronic Gastritis
The African Standard - 26-2-1903 - Invited to the wedding of H.R. Phelips & Miss Jacquette Edith Lambe in Mombasa
Mombasa Cathedral plaque: sacred to the memory of / John Wilfred Tritton C.M.G. / Sub-Commissioner for the Seyidie Province / East Africa Protectorate / who died at Mombasa / on the 26th day of May 1904 aged 37 years this tablet is erected by his fellow officers and / friends as a token of their esteem and regard
Nat Probate Calendar spells his name Wilfrid
Masters and Mates Certificate 17 June 1889 London. Joined Merchant Navy 1882
President of Mombasa Club 1902

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