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Name: KAUNTZE, William Henry CMG, MBE, FRCP (Dr.)

Birth Date: 5 Dec 1887 Accrington

Death Date: 4 Nov 1947 Woking

First Date: 1916

Profession: Bacteriologist, Laboratory Division, Medical Dept.

Area: Box 141, Nairobi, 1937 Kiangara Estate Limuru

Married: In Cape Town 1919 Edith Davidson Johnston b. 28 Sep 1889 S. Africa, d. 21 June 1981 Bromley, Kent

Children: Sheila Mary (1921 Stockport)

Book Reference: KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Colonial, Red 22, Carman, Nicholls, Dominion, Uganda Staff, Olga, LG, Gazette

School: Dublin, BA, MD, ChB (Vict. Univ. Manchester), MB, BS (Lond.), MRCS (Eng.), LRCP (Lond.), Cert. London SH & TM; DPH (Vict. Univ.)

General Information:

Colonial - W. African Medical Staff Jan 1914-19, served with W. African Forces Aug 1914-Mar 1916; seconded for service E. Africa Prot. Mar 1916-Jan 1919; mentioned in despatches; pathologist and asst. bacteriologist Kenya Jan 1919; Dir. Laboratory services Apr. 1919; Dir. Med. and Sany. services Uganda Nov 1932.
Carman - the Medical Research Laboratory under Dr. W.H. Kauntze who later became DMS in Uganda
Carman - A new and enlarged medical laboratory was very badly needed and work started on one in 1929. It was opened in 1930 and W.H. Kauntze who had been Senior Bacteriologist thought of this rank as being a dead end and succeeded in getting his designation changed to that of Deputy Director of Laboratory Services, a sound strategical move because he was promoted to be DMS Uganda in 1932.
Dominion - Medical Department - Deputy Director of Laboratory Services - 1930
Uganda Staff 1938 - Director of Medical Services, appointed 1932
London Gazette - 18 Nov 1918 - MBE for distinguished service in connection with military operations in East Africa - Captain William Henry Kauntze, EA Medical Service
Gazette - 12/11/1919 - Register of Voters - Nairobi, South Area - William Henry Kauntze - Bacteriologist EAP - Rawson Road
Career: Residential appointments Manchester Royal Infirmary and Salford Infirmary (1912-14); MO Nigeria (1914); seconded to RAMC served with West African forces (1914-16); Liverpool General Hospital (c.1916); served with forces in East Africa, (1916-19); Senior Bacteriologist Kenya (1919); Deputy Director Laboratory Services Kenya (1919-32); DMS Uganda (1932-41); Asst. Medical Adviser to the Colonial Secretary (1941-44); Chief Medical Adviser to the Colonial Secretary (1944-47)

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