Can anyone please help with South African Brock tree, Im stuck. Thank you

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My Dad was born in SA, but his parents in UK, I cannot find any information on the grandads side ( Brock).
in Genealogy Help by Janette Engelbrecht G2G5 (5.5k points)
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No unfortunately not, only know he was stationed in Cape Town, then transferred To East London.


I have contacted  Military Office of Defence regarding him.May be a few

days till they answer.If we had his exact date birth,would be more

helpful.Look in London see if can find Grave site.It may have exact date.
Oh wow, that is so amazing, Ive been trying fir more than 2 years now and just blank walls.

Many thanks. Now Im so excited, Im absolutely obssessed with the family tree hunt, most amazing thing Ive ever done.

Thank you again, you are amazing.


Sorry only saw now.. He passed away in East London, South Africa, and was in military in Cpt & East London South Africa. I forget this a world site, apologies.
James George William Baptised May 12 1918

Cape of good hope
I sent this may be related , Alfred George Brock marries Emily Cooper

Aug 13 1878,Southwark,England,His father John Brock.

James George William was my uncle.

He was in the air force in later years.

I will look at the others, but really not sure if theres no link, I dont want to add incorrect info onto my tree.

Thank you for your effort, really appreciate.


The Alfred George Brock could have been brother to my granddad William, and Kohn his father, but William was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.. I have no details for my granddad and his family at all., except the Uk link from his marriage cert and my dads birth cert.

If you email me direct, I can fwd you those.
On William Brock birth Cert. does it give exact date birth or baptism.

Here is address National Archives,,eclis@

Phone 0131-242-8000

I sent them info on William,waiting on answer.

Scotlands People has no info.
On my dads cert only williams age, thats how I got his birthdate. I received a whole Brock voters roll reg for 1984 in South Africa yesterday,

Need to work through, lots of pages.

It would seem his full name William Malcolm Brock, also only the year 1888.

I will contact archives, thank you for that.

Happy Sunday!


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William George Brock, born Nov 22 1886, Baptised Oct 25 1887,

East London Methodist Church Baptisms, Father Alfred George Brock

Mother Emily.

Did he also have a son named Alfred George.

Alfred George, not familiar, but then I dont think I knew all my aunts/ uncles, so really is possible.

Thank you so much

Looking at William Brock marriage certificate..

He again signs WM Brock, marriage 1/11/1915, age 27 years, so born 1888..

So by looking at that I dont think William Geirge is my grandfarher.

Maybe a brother? As my grandfathere also did not have a son Alfred Geirge, only a James Geirge.


Hi again Janet the photo of the Brock boys are all my relations  One was still alive in Swansea Wale I will keep in touch regards Diane.s last year.
Hello Diane, the photo of the Brock boys are as follow: my uncle Jim ( no idea of his full names, Roy Malcolm, William George ( father) and my adoptive father Gordon Gilbert, the photo was taken in Nahoon,East London,South Africa.

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