Sir Ronald Sinclair was born at Auckland, New Zealand, on 2 May 1903. He was educated at Christchurch and New Plymouth Boys’ High Schools and was admitted barrister at law, Middle Temple, London, and barrister of the Supreme Court, New Zealand.
In 1931 he went to Nigeria as Acting District Officer, and became a Magistrate in 1936. Two years later he was posted to Northern Rhodesia as Resident Magistrate. He was appointed Puisne Judge in Tanganyika in 1946 and went to Nyasaland as Chief Justice in 1953. From 1955 to 1957 Sir Ronald was Vice-President of the East African Court of Appeal. In the latter year he became Chief Justice of Kenya and in 1962 he was appointed President of the East African Court of Appeal. Sir Ronald was knighted in 1956.
Sir Ronald Ormiston Sinclair
Died 18 Nov 1996
aged 93 years
Block Y Row 10 Plot 89