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de Villiers, Louis Valentine, Paarl or Wynberg, Cape Colony. 1870s
« on: Tuesday 29 November 11 02:44 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for any information on Louis Valentine de Villiers who was born in South Africa 1870/80s, possibly in Paarl or Wynberg and then moved to New Zealand prior to WW1 when he enlisted in the NZ Army 1914, married 1916 and died 1918.
(Parents possibly John Henry de Villiers & Maria Haveland.)
His Next of Kin in 1914 was listed as a : Miss Evelyn de Villiers of Daarl (Paarl?), Cape Colony, South Africa.
(Possibly a sister?)

Any leads would be appreciated.

Regards,
John



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1914.
Roll of New Zealand expeditionary Force 1914. (Ancestry.com).
Reg No: 6/827. Private Louis Valentine De Villiers. Main body of draft in the Canterbury Unit of the Infantry Battalion. Single. Address: Southbrook. Military district: Canterbury.
Next is a kin: Miss Evelyn de Villiers of  Daarl, Cape Colony, South Africa.
(Daarl may in fact be Paarl, Cape Colony, S.Africa as I cannot locate a Daarl in S Africa)

1915.
New Zealander casualty list WW 1.
Reg No: 6/827. Private de Villiers. L. V. Date: 7.5.1915. Casualty List Number : 9.
Force: Main Body.

1916. Marriage Record , New Zealand
Marriage Reg No: 1916/6766. Louis Valentine De Villiers & Evelyn May Jeffery.

1918.
New Zealand Roll of Honour World War I. Died after discharge list.
6/827. De Villiers, Louis. V. Corporal. Canterbury Regiment. Died: 16th of November 1918.
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Re: de Villiers, Louis Valentine, Paarl?, Cape Colony. 1870s
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Re: de Villiers, Louis Valentine, Paarl?, Cape Colony. 1870s
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 November 11 06:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi gordonboy,

Yes, I have seen the entry and have sent off an email to her a couple of days ago.
Hoping for a reply!

Thanking you,
Regards,
John
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Re: de Villiers, Louis Valentine, Paarl or Wynberg, Cape Colony. 1870s
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 09 February 12 03:04 GMT (UK) »
Hi John,

Someone has just pointed out this thread to me. I never got your email as the one in that 1998 post is an account that I no longer use, it makes me me think that I should see if it is still useable in case people have been trying to get in touch about Louis.

I don't have anything beyond what I had in 1998 but would be happy to colaborate on solving the mystery that is Louis Valentine De Villiers.

Kind regards

Tasha

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Re: de Villiers, Louis Valentine, Paarl or Wynberg, Cape Colony. 1870s
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 09 February 12 05:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi Tasha,

Thank you for your reply and as I mentioned earlier I am interested in Monty de Villiers (son of Louis de Villiers) who married Ada Jones (my Grand aunt) on my mothers side.
I have copied your original email below and I have not gone any further than Louis de Villiers in NZ as I have been concentrating on his son Montmorency and am not finding a lot of info on him.
There are some articles from the NZ papers relating to Louis de Villiers that I presume you have that give some info on him.

Any info that I have you are most welcome to and if you post at least 3 messages on Rootschat I can contact you via a PM (Personal Message) and pass on my email address to you in order to for us to share further.
So if you send another 2 messages to me I can then then send you a PM.

Regards,
John in Western Australia.



I'm relatively new to genealogy and very new to doing genealogy in South
 Africa. I am looking for information on Louis Valentine De Villiers, who
 was born on 14 June 1883 in Wynberg, Cape Province at the time called Cape
 Colony. His parents were John Henry De Villiers and Marie Haveland. He
 died on 22 Nov 1918 here in New Zealand. The information I have is from
 his death certificate and I would like to get confirmation of the details
 as there is doubt over it's accuracy. Family legend has it that he left
 South Africa in disgrace, something possibly to do with the Boer war.
 
Can anyone out there help me find more info, what resources there are etc?
 
Thanks in advance
 
- Tasha Derrett
 
BELL :Coatbridge, Sct & West Aust
WALLIS :Lamberhurst, Ticehurst, Frant. Ssx & West Aust
SENYARD :London.
VEAZEY :London
PARMENTER :Acton Suffolk & London & West Aust

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Re: de Villiers, Louis Valentine, Paarl or Wynberg, Cape Colony. 1870s
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 09 February 12 06:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi John,

Talking to one of my sisters, she says we have some photos of Monty somewhere.

Tasha

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Re: de Villiers, Louis Valentine, Paarl or Wynberg, Cape Colony. 1870s
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 09 February 12 06:42 GMT (UK) »
Here is the another message to hopefully enable to PM.

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« Reply #7 on: Thursday 09 February 12 07:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi Tasha,
I have sent you my email address via PM so you should be able to find it if you click in Messages at the top of the page.

Regards,
John
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WALLIS :Lamberhurst, Ticehurst, Frant. Ssx & West Aust
SENYARD :London.
VEAZEY :London
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Re: de Villiers, Louis Valentine, Paarl or Wynberg, Cape Colony. 1870s
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 06 March 12 06:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi - I am continuing LV discussions on this thread...
As you say, things dont add up..... John Henry married Aletta Jordaan in 1871 and she died in 1922. On a Geni tree she has an alternate name ( Maria) in brackets. JH died in 1914. There is only one Haveland in Naairs and that was a 1975 reference to a divorce and only a few references on Ancestry24. However there are a few more with Haviland. I cannot find any reference to an Evelyn anywhere either. Have you read JH biography - there may be clues in there. The other option is to contact a de Villiers reseacher as the Books are well documented.
Ruth
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