Thomas Allan Cairns, Devon Regt

1898 Jul 8. Born Lancaster

1901 census at Milking Stile Lane, Lancaster

1911 census at 11 Junction Road, Oldfield Park, Bath

1917 Jun 27 . The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. (attd.). Thomas Allan Cairns, Devon Regt

1918 Dec 27. Devon. R. Temp. 2nd Lt. T. A. Cairns to be temp. Lt.

1920 Feb 19, Devon. R. Temp. Lt. T. A. Cairns relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Lt.

1920 Nov 17 Joined ADRIC with Service no. 1063 . Posted to I Coy. Mother at 86 Springfield Mount, Leeds

1922 Jan 18 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Mar 28 Enlists in Palestine Genadrmerie

1922 Mar 31 Resigns Palestine Gendarmerie

1922 Nov 21. The undermentioned relinquish the rank of Lt. on re-enlistment in the ranks: — Lt. T. A: Cairns (late temp. Lt., Serv. Bns., Devon. R.

1927 Mar 3. Leaves UK for Mombassa He is "police"

1930 May 7. Arrives in UK from Kenya

1930 Oct 23. Leaves UK for Mombassa. He is "Crown Agent"

1932 Mar 8. Arrives in UK from Mombassa. He is "police"

1932 Sep 7. He leaves UK for Mombassa, he is a "civil servant" working for Crown Agents

Married Josephine Kathleen Dowdall and had one child Allan Gordon Joseph Hepburn Cairns 1934 – 2004

1938 Feb 1. Appointed a magistrate in Kenya.

1938 Jun 18. Appointed Registration Officer for Kenya

1944 Aug 12. Arrives in UK from Kenya

1965 Jan 4. Died Kisumu, Nyanza, Kenya age 66