Interestingly, I had an email about the subject of last month’s blog, about Captain Dugmore, which reads: ‘I have Captain Dugmore's home service helmet to the 64th Foot, which can be dated to 1878-1881. It has his name and regiment written in the interior and came with a named carrying tin.’
This month we turn from an eccentric administrator to a strange missionary.
What Happened to the Family of Stuart Watt, Eccentric Missionary at Machakos
In 1893 a strange procession arrived at Fort Smith, the Imperial British East Africa Company’s outpost...