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   Obituary - Llewellyn Bramwell Lewis Evans


Llewellyn Bramwell Lewis "Bill" Evans

Nickname: Bill
House: ?
Year: 1932 to 1935/6 ?

Robert Evans e-mailed Webmaster on 13th November 2007 to say that his grandfather passed away in hospital at the end of July at the age of 90. Robert goes on to say:

My grandfather attended the Prince of Wales School when Capt. Nicholson was Headmaster, and I thought that you may be interested to hear of ex-pupils from the 'early years' as it were. He was born in 1917, and was at the school at the same time as Rea Leakey (who later became a Major General, and awarded the Military Cross and DSO).

Bill (KR No. 44) was later a Captain in the King's African Rifles during WW2, and a District Commandant in the KPR during the Mau Mau, and moved to live in Wales with his family in 1960.

His stories of his time at the school (and in East Africa as a whole) were so wonderful for me to listen to as a young boy - and indeed as an older one! I consider myself so lucky to have known him so well not just as a grandfather, but as a great friend too.

Message from Webmaster:
Does anyone remember Bill from his days in Kenya? If so, please contact me. I would particularly like to find out which house he was in at PoW, and also to fill in some of the details of his life in East Africa after he left school.