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Re: Where was R C W SELBY-LOWNDES from 1892 to 1917?
« Reply #18 on: Monday 27 August 18 11:34 BST (UK) »
Happy that it's the right person who returned home to England in 1902 from service in South Africa, happy it was he in Johannesburg in 1906 to marry Jennie Martin, happy it was he in 1914 to attend his father's funeral, but the periods in between, esp. 1906-14, remain a bit speculative.     


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Re: Where was R C W SELBY-LOWNDES from 1892 to 1917?
« Reply #19 on: Monday 27 August 18 11:42 BST (UK) »
His marriage is on Family Search

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His occupation is 'Inspector of Government Lands'.
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Re: Where was R C W SELBY-LOWNDES from 1892 to 1917?
« Reply #20 on: Monday 27 August 18 11:55 BST (UK) »
Yay!  :) :) :)

Thank you so much, everyone!
Maybe I should have searched Cecil rather than Richard?

I am trying to do single page biographies (with footnotes citing sources) for all the names on the local War Memorial.  With all this wonderful information this chap will need two or three pages!

Philip
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Re: Where was R C W SELBY-LOWNDES from 1892 to 1917?
« Reply #21 on: Monday 27 August 18 12:03 BST (UK) »
His marriage is on Family Search

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His occupation is 'Inspector of Government Lands'.

Yay!  :) :) :)

So it looks as if he followed his father into the colonial civil service.  Back to the land of his birth.

Thank you so much!

Philip

Gaffy unlocked it all by finding that he was known as 'Cecil'  :)
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Re: Where was R C W SELBY-LOWNDES from 1892 to 1917?
« Reply #22 on: Monday 27 August 18 12:09 BST (UK) »
Well found everyone :)

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Re: Where was R C W SELBY-LOWNDES from 1892 to 1917?
« Reply #23 on: Monday 27 August 18 12:25 BST (UK) »
Other mourners included 'Lady French (sister)'

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Re: Where was R C W SELBY-LOWNDES from 1892 to 1917?
« Reply #24 on: Monday 27 August 18 12:37 BST (UK) »
Great find. So am I reading things correctly that Cecil was the galloper for his uncle (in the Boer War)?


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Re: Where was R C W SELBY-LOWNDES from 1892 to 1917?
« Reply #25 on: Monday 27 August 18 12:41 BST (UK) »
He served in the 2nd Boer War, 1899 - 1902.
Mashonaland Squadron, Rhodesian Regiment.
Rank: Corporal, Service Number: 116

JenB - could you give me the source for this?  I can't see it (methinks I need another trip to Specsavers!)

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Re: Where was R C W SELBY-LOWNDES from 1892 to 1917?
« Reply #26 on: Monday 27 August 18 12:46 BST (UK) »
Great find. So am I reading things correctly that Cecil was the galloper for his uncle (in the Boer War)?

Your are correct.

There is a pub in Bletchley called the Eight Belles.  These ladies were famous local beauties and were the sisters of Richard (Cecil)'s father.  One of them, Eleanora Anna, married John French in 1880.
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