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Name: KIRKHAM, George Herbert

Birth Date: 27 May 1881 Jamaica

Death Date: 1953 Tanganyika

First Date: 1922

Profession: Civil servant; Police

Area: Lumbwa, Tanganyika

Married: 18 Dec 1908 Caroline Thomas b. 11 Aug 1869 Inyati, S. Rhodesia, d. 1948 Johannesburg

Book Reference: KAD, Red 25, Hut

General Information:

Red 25 has C. Kirkham, Ngong, Nairobi.
Hut Major G.H. Kirkham 1937 Penny Plain, Nyeri
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Aberdare Voters List has George Herbert (Major), retired civil servant, Nyeri station
Medal sale in Spink Catalogue  A Great War 1917 'Arras' Casualty M.C., 1928 'Tanganyika Territory' K.P.M. Group of Six to Deputy Commissioner G.H. Kirkham, Tanganyika Police, Late Captain South African Infantry and South African Constabulary a) Military Cross, G.V.R., reverse privately engraved 'Capt. G.H. Kirkham. 1st. S.A.I. Arras' b) King's Police Medal, G.V.R., 1st' coinage head' type (Major G.H. Kirkham, M.C., Depy. Commr. of Police. Tanganyika.), minor official correction to last three letters c) Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, five clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, unofficial rivets between State and date clasps (360 Tpr: G.H. Kirkham. S.A.C.) d) 1914-15 Star (Lt. G.H. Kirkham. 4th S.A.M.R.) e) British War and Victory Medals, bi-lingual reverse, M.I.D. Oakleaves (Capt. G.H. Kirkham.), edge bruise to third, good very fine or better
M.C. London Gazette 26.7.1917 Capt. George Herbert Kirkham, Infy. 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the attack he was wounded in the head, but in spite of this he assisted to beat off a party of the enemy who were trying to enfilade them. He was again wounded, but did not leave until able to hand over to the supporting company.'
K.P.M. London Gazette 2.1.1928 Major George Herbert Kirkham, M.C., Deputy Commissioner of Police and Prisons, Tanganyika Territory.
M.I.D. London Gazette 22.8.1918 Kirkham, Lt. G.H., M.C., 4th Regiment, South African Mounted Rifleman. 'For distinguished service in the Field in connection with the campaign in German South-West Africa, 1914-15'
Deputy Commissioner George Herbert Kingham, M.C., K.P.M., served during the Great War with the 1st South African Infantry, and awarded the M.C. for gallantry at Arras; relinquished his Commission with the rank of Captain, 29.5.1918, and Appointed to the Colonial Office as Deputy Commissioner of Police and Prisons, Tanganyika Territory.
Source: - Page 18 on http://www.spink.com/auctions/pdf/1006.pdf

Marriage Notes: George married Caroline THOMAS. (Caroline THOMAS was born in 1869 in Inyati, , , Zimbabwe and died in 1948 in , , , South Africa.)

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