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?
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
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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Sorry I took so long to reply. It went into my Spam box and I only checked the Spam box today. Yes, my grandfather Frederick Hambrook May was married to a widow namely, Christina Greyling. I have that on my father's birth certificate though I did not have the year they (Frederick and Christina) were married so that was new to me. She had two children from her first husband, Paul Greyling (who died in Ceylon during the Boer War) The eldest child, a boy was Paul and the girl Louie was actually born in Bethulie Camp. After marrying Frederick May she had another 11 children but twins died, I believe, at birth so 9 were left. They are Frederick, the eldest of the boys, then my dad, George William, then Billy. The girls were Florence, Lily, Lizzie, Mable, Jessie, and Winnie. My Dad, George William (known as Jock) was born in Wepener in 1911 but brought up in Mafeking where the family moved and where Frederick Hambrook was a warden at the Mafeking jail. He died in 1938 in Johannesburg.
I notice you also live in the USA, who was your father or mother?