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Christopher D'Arcy Bloomfield Saltern Baker-Carr

(1878-1949), Brigadier-General

Sitter in 2 portraits

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Christine Nicholls, editor of forthcoming East Africa biographical database

17 March 2019, 13:35

Born 1878, died 1949, married 1902. Went to Kenya 1920 and created Suam Estate, Kitale
Debretts - entered Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) 1898, became Capt. 1902 and Major 1914; retired 1906; Hon. Brig.-Gen. 1920; served with Nile Expedition 1898, present at battle of Khartoum (Egyptian Medal with clasp, medal), in South Africa 1899-1902, present at relief of Ladysmith (despatches, Queen's medal with 4 clasps, King's medal with 2 clasps), and during European War 1914-18, firstly as Brig.-Maj. on Gen. Staff, and subsequently as a Brig. Com.
Red 22 - Justice of the Peace - Trans Nzoia
Red 22 - Honorary Permit Issuer
Red 22 - Steward, Uasin Gishu Gymkhana Club, Eldoret
Trans Nzoia Scrap Book - Suam Sawmill - The Mill was built in 1923 by General Baker-Carr of Suam Estates, and financed by a Belgian family called Waterkeyn. It was run by a turbine off a big furrow from the Suam, and stood near the present bridge over the Suam on the Bugishu mountain road.
KAD 1922 - Committee Member, REAAA (and Red 25).
Red Book 1925 - Honorary Permit Issuer.
Red Book 1925 - JP, N. Trans Nzoia.
Hutchison - Award for development of the Vickers Machine Gun
Kenya Gazette - 26/9/1923 - Voters Register - Plateau North - Brig-General Christopher D'Arcy Barker-Carr, Farmer, Farm 1826, Trans Nzoia

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