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Name: DENT, Richard Edward 'Samaki'

Birth Date: 19 Feb 1882 East Lulworth, Dorset

Death Date: 20 Sep 1942 Mombasa

First Date: 1922

Last Date: 1942

Profession: Game and fish warden

Area: Kiambu, Mombasa, Hut - 1919 Toritu partner with Day, 1932 Naivasha

Married: In Barnstaple 23 Jan 1908 Winifred Walters b. 8 Feb 1884 Ilfracombe, d. 24 Sep 1970 Mombasa (later m. Dr Sydney James Higgins 1884-1963)

Children: Winifred Enid (Blunt) (26 Sep 1910-5 Jan 2011 Sedburgh)

Book Reference: KAD, Red 25, EAWL, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Gazette, Dominion, Medals, Carnelley, Barnes, Yesterday, Chandler

War Service: East African units

General Information:

Appointed Game Warden in charge of Fish, ie. stocking of rivers in Kenya. Initially coffee farming at Kiambu in partnership with Charles Day. Source:- Mrs Winifred Blunt
Red 22 - Vice-President, East Africa and Uganda Natural History Society, Nairobi
Gazette - 26/8/1914 - Appt. - R.E. Dent, Volunteer Forces, East Africa Regiment, in charge of armoured train with the rank of Lieutenant, to date August 7th 1914
Gazette - 23/9/1914 - Appt. - To be Captain, East Africa Regt. - Lieut. R.E. Dent
Gazette - 11/8/1915 - Appt. - EA Regiment - Resignation - Captain Richard Edward Dent
Dominion - Game Department - Assistant Warden - 1930
Medals - East African Regiment - EA Rifles, Captain
Barnes - Mombasa Cemetery - Richard E. Dent, died 20 Sep 1942 age 60, European Hospital, Mitral Stenosis
Yesterday - "… it was in 1923 that I first met a man for whom I developed a great respect. He was Dick Dent, Game Warden and Fish Warden, who was the first white man and probably the only white man apart from his companion on the trip, ever to walk from the East Coast of Africa to the West Coast by the long route across the Congo. Moreover he did it at a time, before the first war, when much of Central Africa had never been explored by Europeans. ……….. {more re fish stocking and collecting a specimen bongo}
Gazette 5/4/1938 - Honorary Game Warden
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Kikuyu - Winifred Dent, Planter, Kiambu
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Kikuyu - Richard Edward Dent, Planter, Kiambu
KAD 1922 - Committee - EA and Uganda Natural History Society. Committee Member, Kiambu Association.
Red 25 - Fish Warden, Kenya Angling Association. Retired in 1936 and lived at the coast

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