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Lilywhites Hussars research from USA 7 years 4 months ago #1135

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Hi Everyone,
I now live in the USA and I am researching my grandfather, Frederick Hambrook May who was in the British calavry (either 11th or 13th Hussars) during the abw and who married someone from the Buthelie camp and never went back to England. I'm researching how they met and also, he referred to himself as a Lilywhite and I believed them to be the 13th Hussars but I can only find an F. May under the 11th Hussars. Could there be a mistake? Anyone know?

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Lilywhites Hussars research from USA 1 week 6 days ago #62349

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Hi. I have been researching my family for a few years now and Frederick Hambrook May is my great grandfather. He married Christina Josephine Greyling, a widow, born WEBB on the 24th March 1903 in Wepener, OFS. They had 9 children that I'm aware of. Unfortunately this is all I know of him and would love to know more if you would be willing to share. Warm Regards

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Lilywhites Hussars research from USA 1 week 6 days ago #62350

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Here are the May's from the Cavalry list that I have...…

May,A.,3197,Private,12th Lancers, Paardeberg, Dreifontein, Belfast, Relief of Kimberley.
May,A.,4682,Sergeant,17th Lancers,Johannesburg,Cape Colony,OFS,1901. Severe Wound, nr Tarkastad, 17/09/01
May,A.H.,4306,Private,10th Hussars ,Johannesburg, Diamond Hill,Wittebergen,Cape Colony. Wounded, Irene, 20/04/00. Prisoner, Moorresburg,
11/11/01. Rejoined
May,C.,3706,Private,17th Lancers, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast, Cape Colony, OFS. Severe Wound, nr Cradock, 30/01/02. Number '3796' on
Casualty Roll
May,C.J.,4307,Private,10th Hussars, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, Cape Colony.
May,E.,4279,Private,19th Hussars, Belfast, OFS, Defence of Ladysmith,Laing's Nek.
May,Edwin C.,4226,Private,1st Dragoon Guards, Cape Colony, OFS, Transvaal,1901,1902. Initials 'H.C.' and a Corporal on E.C. Roll
May,F.,3882,Private,11th Hussars, Cape Colony, OFS, Transvaal, Defence of Ladysmith. Attached to 5th Dragoon Guards. Since with S.A.C.
May,H.,4978,Private,1st Dragoons, Cape Colony,OFS,Transvaal,1901,1902.
May,J.,3479,Private,19th Hussars, Belfast, OFS, Laing's Nek. Discharged, 07/07/02
May,R.M.,4184,Private,19th Hussars,Belfast,OFS,Defence of Ladysmith,Laing's Nek. Listed on Roll as Dead
May,T.,5413,Private,17th Lancers,Cape Colony,1901,1902.
May,T.,3967,Private,1st Dragoons, Cape Colony, OFS, Transvaal, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing's Nek, KSA. Prisoner, Heepoort, 20/07/01. Released
May,T.,3752,Private,6th Dragoon Guards, Cape Colony, OFS, Transvaal, 1901, 1902.
May,W.,5054,Private,10th Hussars, Transvaal.
May,W.,3901,Lance Corporal,1st Dragoons, Cape Colony, OFS, Transvaal, Tugela Heights,Relief of Ladysmith, Laing's Nek, KSA. A Private on E.C. Roll
May,W.,4220,Private,2nd Dragoon Guards, Cape Colony, OFS, Transvaal,1901,1902. To 4th Prov. Regt. of Dragoons for Transfer to Army Reserve
May,W.,4947,Private,8th Hussars,OFS,Transvaal,1901,1902.

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Lilywhites Hussars research from USA 1 week 5 days ago #62351

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Mike,

Just what is this Cavalry list you refer to?

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George...…

The list is from a fellow collector who has gone through all the medal rolls and compounded a list of all the members of the cavalry who served in South Africa. I also checked Find My Past and he is not listed there.....

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