Kitale Cemetery

The information on this cemetery is drawn from a copy of the register kindly supplied by Jane Hitchcock. Earlier this year (2019) I was able visit the cemetery and photograph all remaining headstones that still carried inscriptions. These have now been added to the photographs taken by Tony Mills and supplied by Dave Lichtenstein.

Many names are missing. The register does not start until January 1948 and so there is no information on burials before that date. Those that are included come from information supplied by Peter Ayre and names written on an old cemetery handwritten plan. Entries in the register virtually stop in 1970 although there are quite a number of burials that took place after that time. I have uncovered a number of names of those who died in Kitale but have not included them because I have no firm evidence that they were buried there. If a name is missing and you know for a fact they are there please let me have details and I will include the entry in due course.

.The register was difficult to work with as it gives only date of burial and initials instead of first names. Sometimes it has not been possible to even confirm the gender of the person. In order to fill in much of the detail I have had to do a great deal of searching through the Kenya Gazette and family trees published on the internet. If any information is incorrect please let me know and I will amend it.