n African Entomology - Vincent Booth Whitehead (2 September 1921 - 11 April 2005) : obituary

Volume 13, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



Vincent ('Vin') Booth Whitehead was born on 2 September 1921 in East London to father Claude Vincent Whitehead and mother Eileen Lange Fair Whitehead. He grew up on the farm Milton, 27km south of Queenstown, and was educated at Queen's College, matriculating in 1939. On 2 Sept 1940 he joined the South African Artillery and was posted to the East London coastal battery. In May 1941 he went north with the 2nd Anti-Aircraft regiment and landed at Berbera, British Somaliland, to join the Abyssinian campaign.

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