Harry Scott Thornicroft

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Harry Scott Thornicroft

Also Known As: "Dongolosi;"
Birthplace: 30 Regent's Park Road, London, Middlesex, England UK
Death: March 19, 1944 (76)
Fort Jameson (Chipata), Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Thornicroft and Matilda Thornicroft
Husband of Elizabeth A Chimvu Dindiwe Thornicroft
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Stanley Harris Thornicroft; Ada Bell Thornicroft; Emily Jane Thornicroft; Lilian Thornicroft; Thomas Darcy Thornicroft and 1 other

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About Harry Scott Thornicroft

Henry Scott Thornicroft, nicknamed "Dongolosi" (16 January 1868– 19 March 1944)

  • British Native Commissioner in Petauke, in North-Western Rhodesia and later Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) for 17 years[
  • Justice of the Peace in Fort Jameson (now Chipata).
  • Born in St Pancras, London,
  • Son of coal merchant Thomas Thornicroft and his wife, Matilda.
  • Married a local woman and had 11 children, including Gaston Thornicroft, later a leader of the coloured community.
  • Thornicroft's Giraffe, a subspecies of giraffe endemic to the Luangwa Valley, is named after him, from a specimen which he had shot and sent to the Natural History Museum, London, where it was displayed.
  • Died in Northern Rhodesia.


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Harry Scott Thornicroft's Timeline

January 16, 1868
London, Middlesex, England UK
March 19, 1944
Age 76
Fort Jameson (Chipata), Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)