John Dryden Purves
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Good memories of School.
Since leaving POW, I joined the Registrar General's Dept in Nairobi as a Junior clerk in the
Probate and Administration Section until Dec 1951. Along with many others I was called up for
Military Service and sent to Rhodesia for 6 months Training. On completion I returned to my
job with the Registrar General, only to be recalled to military service in Sept/Oct 1962 for Mau Mau
Operation. I served with the KAR until Dec 1953 and became a D.O. KG in Nairobi, where I remained
until April 1956. After 6 months leave in England I returned as D.O. in Thika, Karatina and
then back to Nairobi.
I left the Kenya Government in 1958 to become Welfare Officer with Unga Limited with whom I workek
until 1961. During this time I met my wife, we were married at St.Austin's Church, in 1960.
My wife and I returned to England in 1961. I obtained a job in a Stationers and enjoyed the
work and remained in this line of business until I retired In 1997. We live in
Stratford-upon-Avon where we have been since 1975.
(Registered - 15th January 2003)
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