Hope you find some 'hits' in the names below.
Canterbury, Kent, England
Obituaries Ceylon Green Book 1932 N - Z:
Neligan, Lancelet Victor; Planter of Troy Estate, Ruanwella. Died at Sea, 8th May, 1931.
Aged 44 years.
Nelson, Charles Burrard; Formerly Manager of Welimada Group, Welimada. Died in England,
2nd August, 1931. Aged 63 years.
Newton, Rev. Henry; M.A., formerly of Galle Face, Colombo. Died 14th April, 1931, at
Highgate, Grerrad's Cross.
Neydorff Lucien B.; Retired Broker. Died at the General Hospital, Colombo, 17th Jan.,
Neydorff, M. B.; Of Messrs. Walker, Sons & Co., Ltd., Mutwal. Died at Kotahena, 25th
Nicholson, James Alexander; Planter, of Kalaar Estate, High Range, Travancore, S. India.
Died 22nd Nov., 1931. Aged 36 years.
Niles, John Rajanayagam; Broker of Messrs. Cumberbatch & Co., Colombo. Died at
"Kingsland Lodge", Colpetty, 28th Dec. 1931. Aged 44 years.
Nonis, Mrs.; Wife of Rev. H.A. Nonis, Circuit Minister of the Wesleyan Mission, Panadurs.
Died 6th July 1931.
Norton, Eardley; The retired Advocate of Madras. Died in Kent 13th July 1931. Aged 79
O'Connell, Mrs. Beatrice Mary Winifred; Wife of Douglas G.W. O'Connell of Ireby
Bungalow, Norwood. Died at Freehills, Nuwara Eliya, 3rd Dec. 1931.
O'Connell, George Bernard; Late of the Colombo Commercial Co. Ltd., and formerly
Q.M.S. of the Ceylon Defence Force. Died in Colombo, 3rd May 1931.
Olney, Miss Toy; Elder daughter of the late Hubert Olney, of Canterbury N.Z. and Mrs.
Olney of Arundel, Nuwara Eliya. Died 13th June 1931.
Omar, Mrs.; Widow of the late Dr. I. L. Omar. Died 8th Sept. 1931.
Parkes, Earnest Frederick; Works Acct. Walker Sons & Co. Ltd., Colombo. Died at
Colombo, 7th August 1931. Aged 45 years.
Paterson, Mrs. Margaret; Widow of Mr. Charles Robert Paterson of Cranley, Dimbula and
Cranley, Prestwick, Ayreshire. Died 17th May 1931. Aged 70 years.
Paulusz, Dr. Richard; Died in London 31st December 1931. He served in the Medical Depts.
of Ceylon and Singapore and settled down in London on his retirement from service.
Peacock, Rev. W.R.; Formerly Pastor of the Cinnamon Gardens Baptist Church, Colombo. Died
at Reading, England, Dec. 1931.
Peiris, Muhandiram Edward J.; Died 2nd Sept. 1931. Aged 70 years.
Peiris, D.P.J.; Of Matugama. Died 3rd May 1931. Aged 77 years.
Peiris, J. Solomon; Station Master Hikkaduwa. Died at Moratuwa 2nd Feb. 1932.
Peiris, Mrs.; Wife of Mr. Joseph Peiris. Died 2nd Oct. 1931.
Pereira, Mrs. Edith Ethel Laura Stanley; Second daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William
Henry Stanley of Uva, Ceylon. Died in Singapore 19th Jan. 1932.
Perera, Mrs. Jane Angarie; Wife of Mr. L.H. Perera. Died at Alpitakande, Gambola. 9th Jan.
Philpott, Rev. H.J.; Late of the Wesleyan Mission, Ceylon. Died at Taunton. June 1931.
Pieris, Titus Andrew; Retired Chief Clerk, Colombo Kachcheri. Died 26th Sept. 1931.
Plate, A.W.A.; Founder of the firm of Plate Ltd., Colombo. Died at Liuz, Austria, 9th Oct.
Pontin, Mrs. Millie; Wife of Mr. Bruce Pontin of the Colombo Ice & Cold Storage,
Colombo. Died in England, 23rd Jan.1932.
Ramsay, Keith Whitehead; Manager Messrs. J.H. Vavasseur & Co. (Ceylon) Ltd.,
Kakkapalliya Mills, Kakkapalliya. Died at Chilaw, 12th Nov. 1931.
Ranasooriya, D.T.; Postmaster of the Pettah. Died at Panadura, 17th Aug. 1931.
Ratnaike, J.H.; Late of the Kandy Municipality. Died at Kandy, 20 Sept. 1931.
Ratnayake, J.V.; J.P. Late Chief Clerk, Stamps Office, Colombo. Died 4th July 1931.
Redlich, Mrs. Evelyn Harriet; Relict of the late Mr. Sam Redlich of the Ceylon Wharfage
Co. Died at Wellawatte, 30th Dec. 1931. Aged 82 years.
Reimers, A.E.; Retired Post and Telegraph Master. Died at Kandy, Nov. 1931. Aged 82
Robertson, T.; Director of Messrs. Lee Hedges & Co., Colombo. Died of injuries
sustained in a motor accident at the Kantalai Rest-house, 26th March 1932. Aged 38 years.
He leaves a widow.
Robinson, Major Walter Herbert; Retired First Supdt. of Prisons, Ceylon. Died 12th Dec.
1931 at Cairnmore, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay.
Rode, Mrs. Josephine Mathilda; Widow of the late Mr. Francis Edward Schrotter Rode of the
Surveyor-General's Dept. Died in Colombo 2nd Jan. 1932
Rodrigo, H.O.; Planter and Member, U.D.C. Panadura. Died at Kadugannawa, 16th Oct.1931.
Rogrigo, Rev. Fr. L; O.M.I. Died at the Civil Hospital, Kayts, April 1931. Aged 53 years.
Rosmalecocq, Miss Alice; Died in Kandy 18th Oct. 1931. Aged 75 years.
Rothwell, John; Engineer, of 27,Centre Road, Mattacooly. Died at the General Hospital,
Colombo, 1st Jan., 1931. Aged 44 years.
Ryan, Mrs.; Wife of Mr. Charles G. Ryan the former Ceylon planter. Died at "White
Halls", The Bishop's Avenue, London, 9th Feb., 1932.
Sameresinghe, Abraham; Retired Master of the Royal College, Colombo. Died 13th Jan., 1932
at the General Hospital, Colombo.
Sansoni, Mrs. R.; Wife of Mr. Rienzi Sanson of Kandy. Died at the Kandy Hospital, 16th
Dec., 1931. (Note: variation in name as printed in book)
Schokman, Walter Denzil; Late of the General Rubber Co., Colombo. Died in the General
Hospital, Colombo, 2nd Dec., 1931. Aged 37 years
Schokman, W.H.; Propy. Planter. Died at Kekanadura Estate, Matara, 2nd Feb., 1932
Senanayake, Don Charles; Proprietary planter and merchant. Died at "Sirimedura",
Castle St., Colombo, 7th June 1931. The late Mr. Senanayake who was born in 1878, was a
son of the late Mudaliyar D. S. Senanayke. He was educated at St. Thomas' College. He
owned several estates and was a prominent member of the community. He was greatly
interested in social work and was a staunch Buddhist. He was a member of the Committee of
the Low-Country Products' Association and the Plumbago Merchants' Union and served
on the Excise Advisory Committee. He was also President of the Lanka Maha Jana Sabha. He
was married to a daughter of the late Mr. R. R. Dunuwille, Secretary of the Colombo
Municipal Council, and leaves a widow and five children. His brother is Hon. Mr. D. S.
Senanayake, Minister for Agriculture and Lands and Member for Minuwangoda, in the State
Sheridan, R. P.; Of the Straits Settlements Police, and formerly of the Ceylon Police.
Died in England, Oct. 1931. Aged 34 years.
Sinnatamby, Rev. J. K.; Died 28th July 1931. Aged 56 years.
Siriwardene, Arthur P.; Of Kegalla. Died 21st Nov. 1931.
Sivaparasam, K.; Proctor, S. C., of Jaffna. Died 27th Jan 1932.
Skrine, Mrs Edith Clara; Widow of Mr. Sholto Skrine. Died 28th sept. 1931.
Smith, Mrs. Atkins; Wife of Mr. D. W. Atkins Smith, Dental Surgeon of Colombo. Died at
"Ardmore", Edinburgh Crescent, Colombo, 22nd June 1931.
Smith, Joseph Edward Geoffrey; Of Yogama Group, Eheliyagoda. Died at the Fraser Memorial
Home, Colombo. Aged 42 years. Born in 1889. Mr. Smith came out to Ceylon at the age of
twenty years and was an Asst. of Yogama for some time. He was later on Erracht,Dehiiowita,
and was on home leave when the War broke out. He volunteered his services and secured a
commission in the 7th Somerset Light Infantry, with which he saw considerable service. He
was wounded in Sept. 1916 and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in action.
After the Armistice he returned to Ceylon and in Nov. 1926, was appointed Supdt. of
Yogama, a charge he held until his death.
Smith, Lionel Seddon; Late of Messrs. Skrine & Co., Colombo. Died 7th Sept. 1931 at
Soames, Mrs. Katherine M.; Widow of the late Mr. Harold Soames of Lilliput, Dorset. Died
at Taxhill, Bentley, Hants., 4th Feb. 1932.
Solomons, Clarence Cuthbert; Laboratory Assistant, Colombo Museum. Died at Nugegoda, 2nd
Sourjah, Dr. A. A.; D.M.O. Kalmunai. Died 16th Feb. 1932 at the Civil Hospital,
Spence, Mrs.; Widow of Mr. Patrick George Spence. Died in England, April 1931. Aged 86
Stent, Mrs. Mary; Wife of Mr. Vincent H. Stent of Taldua, Avisawella. Died 4th July 1931.
Still, J. W. R.; Formerly of the Colombo Commercial Company., Ltd. Died in England, 14th
Stork, Mrs. Sophia Eleanor; Widow of the late Mr. Louis A. Stork formerly of Ceylon and
later of the F.M.S. Died at Bangalore, 10th April 1931. Aged 80 years.
Stork-Krickenbeek, Mrs Rebecca Jane; Widow of Mr. John Justin Krickenbeek, Cjief Clerk of
Prisons Dept. Died 7th Oct. 1931. Aged 84 years.
Tambimuttu, Rev. J. R.; Late Org. Secy. of Diocesan Schools. Died in Colombo, 17th Feb.
Tambimuttu, Samuel; Brother of Mr. E. R. Tambimuttu, Advocate and Rev. J. R. Tambimuttu.
Died at the Batticola Civil Hospital, 4th Oct. 1931.
Taylor, William; Founder of the firm of Taylor, Noble & Co. Ltd., London and formerly
a tea planter in Ceylon. Died 21st March 1932. Aged 92 years.
Thomasz, Michael; Died at the General Hospital, Colombo, 1st Sept. 1931. Aged 67 years.
The late Mr.Thomasz, who was a member of the Colts Cricket Club, was a prominent figure on
the cricket field in the 'eighties and early 'nineties, he figured in the
'All-Ceylon' team against Lord Sheffield's team, which included Dr. W. G.
Thompson, William James; Died in England, 23rd Dec. 1931. Aged 88 years.
Tilly, Col. Robert; M.C., Rajaputana Rifles, younger son of the late Mr. John Tilly and
Mrs. Tilly of Galkandewatte, Talawakelle. Died at nasirabad 5th April 1932.
Tringham, Edwin S.; Brother of the late Mr. W. R. Tringham of Dolosbage. Died at Ranchi,
India, 19th June 1931. Aged 79 years.
Van Cuylenburg, Mrs.;Wife of Mr. R.G.H. Van Cuylenburg, Inspector of Police. Died in
Colombo, 13th May 1931. Aged 26 years.
Vanden Driesen, Richard; Died at No. 3 Cotta Road, Borella, Colombo, 26th Dec. 1931. Aged
Vander Straaten, Arthur Melchers; The Kandy Proctor. Died at Kandy 23rd August 1931. Aged
Vander Wall, C.D.; Late of Deikeriya Estate, Matale. Died 23rd August 1931.
Van Dort, Mrs. S.A.; Died at Rajakadaluwa, 13th Nov. 1931.
Vane, Mrs. Louisa Frances; Wife of Mr. F.W. Vane, I.S.O., late Ceylon Govt. Service. Died
17th Feb. 1932. Aged 75 years.
Van Geyzel, Mrs. Alice; Wife of Mr. Walter Van Geyzel. Died at Bambalapitiya, 26th Dec.
Van Geyzel, Lieut.-Col. John Lawrence; Of Ealing, a retired officer of the Indian Medical
Service. Died at Cannes, 1932. Born in Colombo in June 1857, he was educated at the Royal
Academy, Colombo, and at Aberdeen University and entered the Indian Medical Service in
1880. He was also professor of Chemistry at Madras medical College. Owing to his
reputation as a photographer, he was selected by the Madras Government to accompany the
Madras Astronomers' Expedition to observe the total solar eclipse of 1898. After his
retirement in 1911, he was appointed examiner of medical stores at the India Office in
London, a post which he held until 1920. He was created a C.I.E. in 1921. Lieut.-Col. Van
Geyzel married Catherine Alice, daughter of Mr. W.J. Palmer of Hertford.
Van Houten, Mrs. E.B.; Widow of late Mr. James Van Houten. Died in Colombo, 13th August
1931. Aged 87 years.
Van Langenberg, Lloyd; Planter of Pallagoda, Bentota. Died at Bentota, 13th Dec. 1931.
Van Twest, Mrs. Grace Maria; Widow of the late Dr. G.W. Van Twest. Died in Colombo 16th
October 1931. Aged 61 years.
Vickers, Mrs.; Wife of Mr. H.W. Vickers of Nikakotuwa, atale. Died 31st March 1932.
Walker, Edmund; Life Director and formerly Chairman of Messrs. Walker, Sons & Co. Ltd.
Died in England 20th March 1931. Mr Edmund Walker was a son of the late Mr. William Walker
and a nephew of the late Mr. John walker, who founded in Kandy in 1854 the firm of John
Walker & Co., from which evolved Messrs. Walker, Sons & Co. Ltd., the designation
which was adopted in 1890, when the present company was formed. Mr. Edmund Walker was an
original Life Director of the company, and was Chairman from 1913 till 1926 when, owing to
advancing years, he retired in favour of his brother, Mr. Murray Walker. Mr. Walker's
connexion with Ceylon extended over the long period of 58 years, of which he was resident
in the Island for 22 years from 1876 till 1898 and throughout the whole of this time he
took the keenest interest in its development and progress, both economic and social.
During the last few years Mr. Walker had been living in comparative retirement in Bedford,
of which County he wa!
s a Justice of the Peace. He is survived by his widow and family.
Walker, Frank Fortay; Director of Messrs. Walker, Sons & Co. Ltd. He came out to
Ceylon from South Africa and served with the company from 1906, and in 1920 acted as
General Manager. He retired from Ceylon in 1925 and served in the London office, being
made a Director of the company in 1929. Mr. Walker was a member of several clubs,
including the Royal Colombo Golf Club, the Royal Colombo Yacht Club, and the Colombo Club.
He was 54 years of age, and was unmarried.
Walker, Murray; Chairman of Messrs. Walker, Sons & Co. Ltd., Colombo. Died in England,
31st March 1932. Aged 65 years.
Wallace-Tarry, Mrs. Alice M.; Wife of Mr. A.F. Wallace-Tarry of Colombo. Died in London,
30th June 1931.
Walmesley, Humphrey Gerard; Died in England, 29th Feby. 1932. Mr. Walmesley was formerly a
planter on Lowmont and Pembroke Estates in the Kalutara District.
Watson, Miss. Jessie Mabel Fuller; Daughter of the late Col. and Mrs. Watson of Kandy.
Died at Yellergeri Hills, S. India, 5th Oct. 1931.
Weerasingha, D.T.; Of the Colombo Municipality. Died 19th April 1932.
Weerasirie, Mrs.; Widow of the late Mr. D.F. Weerasirie, the jeweller of Kandy. Died at
"Sirinewasa", Elliott Road, Galle, 25th July 1931. Aged 57 years.
Whatmore, A.E.; Senior Covenanted Guard, C.G.R. Died in the General Hospital, Colombo,
15th May 1931.
Whieldon, Miss. Eleanor; Died at "Fairness", Nuwara Eliya, 11th Jan. 1932.
White, Mrs. nnie Jane; Wife of Robert White, late of the C.G.R. Died 20th Feb. 1932. Aged
Wickremesekere, Mrs. Alice Maud; Wife of Dr. Samuel Wickremesekere of Giriulla. Died 5th
Wickwar, V.R.; Died in April 1932. Aged 75 years.
Wiggins, Miss Ruby Chase; Only daughter of Mr. J.C. Wiggin. Died at "Fromfield",
Bandarawela, 27th July, 1931.) (Note entry is under Wiggins not Wiggin).
Wijayatilleke, Mrs.; Wife of Mr. S.W. Wijayatilleke, J.P., U.P.M., Proctor of Matale. Died
6th August 1931.
Wijesuriya, Lenty; Coroner, Matugama. Died 12th Oct. 1931. Aged 48 years.
Wijeyakoon, Richard Gerard; Of "Rock House", Matale. Died 9th May 1931.
Wijeyeretnam, J.H.P.; Proctor of Jaffna. Died 1st July 1931.
Willis, Mrs.; Wife of Dr. J.C. Willis, F.R.S., late Director of Royal Botanics, Ceylon.
Died in Switzerland, Sept. 1931.
Willis, Miss M.M.D.; M.A., Lady Principal of the C.M.S. Girls' College, Chundikuli.
Died 30th Jan. 1932.
Winter, Miss Alice Beatrice Deslandes; Daughter of Mr. G.W. Winter of Ceylon. Died 27th
Oct. 1931 at Wolverhampton.
Winter, Alfred William; The veteran planter of Pillagoda Valley, Baddegama. Died at the
Galle Hospital, 22nd Dec. 1931. Aged 67 years.
Wright, Christopher Ross; The veteran Ceylon planter. Died 2nd May 1931. Aged 73 years.
Mr. Ross Wright retired in 1929 after 51 years planting in Ceylon. He leaves a widow.
Wright, Miss Matilda Agnes; Died at Stubton, Rakwana, 6th July 1931.