Kenya

KENYA EMERGENCY, OCTOBER 1952 - DECEMBER 1963

94 Officers and Men are listed as having lost their lives in Kenya 1952 -1963


 

The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa. Lying along the Indian Ocean, at the equator, Kenya is bordered by Ethiopia (north), Somalia (northeast), Tanzania (south), Uganda plus Lake Victoria (west), and Sudan (northwest). The capital city is Nairobi. Kenya spans an area about 85% the size of France or Texas. The population has grown rapidly in recent decades to nearly 38 million. Kenya has numerous wildlife reserves, containing thousands of animal species. The country is named after Mount Kenya, a significant landmark and the second among the highest mountain peaks of Africa, During the presidency of Jomo Kenyatta in the 1960s, the current English pronunciation became widespread because his name retained the native pronunciation. Before 1920, the area now known as Kenya was known as the British East Africa Protectorate and so there was no need to mention mount when referring to the mountain.

Mau Mau Uprising

The Mau Mau Uprising of 1952 to 1960 was an insurgency by Kenyan peasants against the British colonialist rule. The core of the resistance was formed by members of the Kikuyu ethnic group, along with smaller numbers of Embu and Meru. The uprising failed militarily, though it hastened Kenyan independence and motivated Africans in other countries to fight against colonial rule. It created a rift between the white colonial community in Kenya and the Home Office in London that set the stage for Kenyan independence in 1963. It is sometimes called the Mau Mau Rebellion or the Mau Mau Revolt, and, in official documents, the Kenya Emergency. The name Mau Mau for the rebel movement was not coined by the movement itself- they called themselves Muingi ("The Movement"), Muigwithania ("The Understanding"), Muma wa Uiguano ("The Oath of Unity") or simply "The KCA", after the Kikuyu Central Association that created the impetus for the insurgency. Veterans of the independence movement referred to themselves as the "Land and Freedom Army" in English.


RANK 

SURNAME FORENAMES REGT/UNIT DOB DOD
Pte Allen Anthony  Frank Royal Berkshire Regiment 31.12.1934 07.11.1953
Rfn Atkins Sidney Donald Rifle Brigade 06.06.1928 23.12.1954
Sgt Atkinson James Keith Royal Air Force Wittering 12.01.1931 22.03.1954
Pte Badcock Peter Hugh Devonshire Regiment 07.07.1934

20.11.1953

L/Cpl Baker Kenneth James Rifle Brigade 07.10.1935

23.10.1955

Sgt Bartlett Stanley Albert George Royal Air Force Upwood 23.12.1925

19.02.1955

M/Eng Beesley William Joseph Royal Air Force Wittering 28.11.1920

22.03.1954

Pte Blackburn Derek Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 22.01.1934

07.05.1955

L/Cpl Blazer Alan Benjamin Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers 29.02.1932

15.09.1953

L/Cpl Blyth Francis James Royal Irish Fusiliers 24.02.1935

07.02.1955

LAC Bourton Gordon Thomas Royal Air Force Eastleigh 17.12.1933

03.03.1954

WO2 Bow Percy Royal Scots 31.01.1910

04.09.1953

LAC Bowdler Edward John Royal Air Force Luqa 28.11.1934

21.06.1954

Cpl Boyes Eric Royal Military Police 19.10.1929

12.07.1954

2Lt Brasington Christopher Charles Glostershire Regiment 02.12.1935      

12.03.1956

SAC Briggs Leonard Royal Air Force Luqa 23.04.1931

21.06.1954

Pte Cavenagh Thomas John Royal Army Medical Corps 22.06.1928

04.01.1956

Pte Clifford Ivan Glostershire Regiment 02.09.1935

22.09.1955

Cfn Collins James Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers 20.10.1934

27.09.1955

Pte Croud Gordon Richard Royal East Kent Regiment  (Buffs) 24.09.1931

23.12.1954

L/Cpl Daniel John Francis Ronald Rifle Brigade 17.06.1934

05.05.1954

2Lt Evans Anthony Henry Brittan Glostershire Regiment 22.05.1936

11.03.1956

L/Cpl Farrow Michael John Royal Army Service Corps 27.03.1932

24.12.1952

Pte Finch Maurice William Kings Scottish Light Infantry 05.09.1936

26.10.1956

A/Cpl Fisher Derrick John Scott Royal Air Force Eastleigh 21.03.1934

28.06.1954

Pte Fortley Raymond Leonard Kings Shropshire Light Infantry 09.09.1934

28.01.1956

Pte Foyle John Frederick Devonshire Regiment 24.12.1933

19.05.1953

Fus Galvin Andrew James Royal Irish Fusiliers 11.10.1934

30.06.1955

Fus Gayler Ronald Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 11.10.1934

13.11.1954

Lt Gibbs David Walter Kings Own Hussars 23.09.1929

17.06.1954

Lt Gilbert John Dethick Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 18.12.1928

06.10.1954

Sig Gough Griffith Charles Royal Signals 14.12.1934

03.10.1953

Pte Graham James Ross Black Watch 11.07.1933

01.01.1955

Chf/Tech Greedy Clifford John William Royal Air Force Luqa 04.04.1915

21.06.1954

L/Cpl Griffiths Trevor Royal Engineers 30.09.1921

02.03.1955

WO2 Grigg Robert Francis Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers 30.11.1923

14.03.1954

WO2 Hamilton William Robert Sherwood Foresters 04.03.1914

09.12.1955

WO2 Hamilton-Paxon George Royal Army Pay Corps 03.06.1910

29.11.1953

Cpl Hawkins Rex Gordon Army Catering Corps 01.12.1933

21.09.1955

2Lt Hazell Maurice Andrew Glostershire Regiment 28.08.1935

12.03.1956

Flt/Lt Hemy Wilfred Philip Royal Air Force Luqa 26.05.1920

21.06.1954

LAC Hills John Michael Royal Air Force Luqa 19.05.1935

21.06.1954

Pte Hogben Frank Henry Royal East Kent Regiment (Buffs) 03.11.1934

07.11.1953

Sgt Hollands Norman Victor Royal Air Force Upwood 15.04.1934

19.02.1955

C/Sgt Horsewell Arthur William Royal East Kent Regiment (Buffs) 01.03.1922

18.08.1953

Maj(QM) Hulland Albert Ronald Devonshire Regiment 30.03.1908

01.10.1956

Flg/Off Hunt Alan Leonard Royal Air Force Upwood 06.11.1928

19.02.1955

Sgt Hunt Cyril Martin Queens Royal Regiment 11.09.1923

03.05.1953

L/Cpl Johnson Charles Emerson Army Catering Corps 23.06.1928

11.09.1953

Sgt Jones John Edward Royal Northumberland Fusiliers 16.12.1916

28.10.1954

Rfn Keen William Edward Rifle Brigade 16.07.1935

26.06.1955

Flg/Off King Alexander Royal Air Force Upwood 04.03.1930

19.02.1955

Fus Knapper Trevor Royal Northumberland Fusiliers 23.05.1934

05.11.1954

Pte Lanchbury John Edward Glostershire Regiment 27.12.1933

09.05.1955

L/Cpl Leaman Derek Victor Devonshire Regiment 29.01.1934

10.11.1953

S/Sgt Mackison William Murray Royal Army Education Corps 01.02.1931

16.05.1956

Dvr MacLachlan Dugald Royal Army Service Corps 03.12.1933

14.11.1953

Maj Minshull-Ford Francis Charles Royal Welsh Fusiliers 20.06.1914

03.02.1954

Pte Mullan Alan Devonshire Regiment 26.07.1934

29.06.1953

Pte Mullineux Keith George Michael Glostershire Regiment 23.01.1935

25.10.1955

Pte Newman Henry Charles Douglas Devonshire Regiment 18.10.1932

08.06.1953

Pte Nicoll Alexander Campbell Black Watch 11.01.1932

08.09.1953

Sgt North Alan William Royal Air Force Upwood 01.06.1928

19.02.1955

2Lt Nunn Christopher Brian Royal Warwickshire Regiment 28.06.1933              

08.01.1954

L/Cpl O’Flynn Peter Colin Devonshire Regiment 14.06.1934

02.01.1954

Flg/Off Owen Malcolm William Humprey Royal Air Force Wittering 24.02.1929

22.03.1954

Pte Page David Charles Devonshire Regiment 21.05.1934

14.07.1953

Flg/Off Parry John Graham Royal Air Force Upwood 04.04.1934

19.02.1955

Sgt Perring Alfred Edwin Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers 09.05.1931

21.09.1954

Sgt Pinn Lois John Royal Air Force Eastleigh 27.08.1928

14.08.1954

Flt/Lt Pullman Alfred Outram Royal Air Force Eastleigh 21.05.1916         

06.02.1954

Cpl Quinney Thomas Frederick Middlesex Regiment 02.09.1932

17.10.1953

Flg/Off Robinson Robert Joeph Royal Air Force Wittering 23.12.1931

22.03.1954

Pte Sarahs Roy Reginald James Devonshire Regiment 05.08.1931

11.02.1954

Flt/Lt Savage Denis Charles Royal Air Force Eastleigh 26.06.1921

19.01.1954

Pte Scott Terence Royal Army Veterinary Corps 27.12.1930

24.07.1954

Flt/Sgt Shearman George Edward Royal Air Force Eastleigh 21.07.1909

11.09.1954

Cpl Short Robert Neill Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 13.11.1932

18.02.1954

A/Cpl Skillern Terence Herbert Royal Air Force Eastleigh 18.06.1934

30.06.1955

Lt/Col Smith Cuthbert Brooke Kings Shropshire Light Infantry 10.08.1915

18.07.1955

Fus Sobey Kenneth Royal Northumberland Fusiliers 20.11.1934

08.10.1953

Pte Stevens Herbert Stanley Devonshire Regiment 15.09.1932

17.07.1954

Flt/Sgt Thompson John Royal Air Force Luqa 27.02.1922

21.06.1954

Pte Traynor John Harkins Black Watch 13.01.1934

26.09.1953

Pte Tuffley Malcom Devonshire Regiment 28.10.1934

08.01.1954

Flt/Lt Waight Michael Royal Air Force Wittering 10.04.1927

22.03.1954

2Lt Warnes Anthony George Royal Engineers 16.03.1935

15.05.1954

L/Cpl Warrener Michael Arthur Royal East Kent Regiment (Buffs) 12.02.1933

29.03.1954

Maj Wavell MC (The Earl) Archibald John Arthur Black Watch 11.05.1916

24.12.1953

Spr West Gordon Royal Engineers 27.11.1934 03.01.1954
Brig Western  DSO Ernest Walter Davie Staff 02.02.1901

19.12.1952

WO2 Williams Ivor Lancashire Fusiliers 03.12.1915

13.07.1953

Flg/Off Williams Ronald David Michael Royal Air Force Luqa 16.01.1931

21.06.1954

Pte Willoughby Derrick Royal Army Ordnance Corps 29.11.1931

20.01.1954