Alfred George Brock/ Emily (Cooper) Brock , South Africa/UK

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Alfred G. Brock, born 1863?, No idea where, married Emily Cooper 1878 in England. Sailed on ss Trojan to SA 1881. Kids William George,Emily Lillian,Phillip Edward, Edward Alexander + 2 more unknown, all baptised in and around East London. Emily and 3 children on 1901 census in England, only Phillip Edward and Emily 1911 census England, at both with brother of Emily, Phillip Cooper.

A.G.Brock in Kaffrarian Rifles Bechuanaland, receives medal 1899 with clasp Elandslaagte, thereafter to army reserves of 5th Royal Irish Lancers.His regmental number 4332, brother Ernest regmental 257.

I find no further information on any members of the family.

If anybody has any relevant details, I would be extremely grateful
WikiTree profile: Alfred Brock
in Genealogy Help by Janette Engelbrecht G2G5 (5.3k points)
Morning, thought to let you know..AG Brock never did go back to his wife. Found him again on census 1906 in Canada.


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Is it possible he was born in 1853, Bath, Somerset? If so, then here's his family prior to his marriage: Having trouble locating him on census with Emily.

If same person, his mother's maiden name was Hallet:

GRO Reference: 1853  M Quarter in BATH  Volume 05C  Page 728
by Raewyn Vincent G2G6 Mach 6 (60.3k points)
edited by Raewyn Vincent

I have come across that year date before.

The siblings make sense, as the names do go down the line.

Also have his dad as a questionable John Brock.

Thank you very much for your help, at last a bit of light.

My pleasure. We're all here to help each other.
I am sure it is, I have Edward A, and AE as possible siblings already. One was with him at Kafarrian rifles,  a bugle major, I found a death notice for him in the war time, but the age didnt look right, now

it does as he was much younger than A.G.

At last I can carry on again.

Im ever so grateful, thank you.
I have 1901 & 1911 census.

Dont think they got back together after  war of 1899-1902.

He went AWOL until I found a suspicious death notice for 1914.

I disregarded it, as it didnt make sense..

Will now have to go hunt ut down again.. Not sure if it was SA or UK, but according to history, England shipped their soldiers out after the war, who knows if the all went tho.

Been a hard road, as I have family both sides of that war, actually heart rendering when I read my DS sides diary, knowing that people like my graet granddad was the cause..heartsore..
The war was devastating for many families. If they came back, many came back broken, but nobody really understood what they had gone through, except those who went with them and managed to make it back alive. I wish you the best on your family research.
Thank you so much Vincent.

I think you just helped me a great deal.

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