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John Edward Darby b. 1881 UK, died 1931 South Africa

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John Edward Darby b. 1881 UK, died 1931 South Africa

Posted: 1339953654000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Darby, Bristow
Hi

I am looking for further information on my great grandfather, a John Edward Darby, born in the UK in 1881. I have no idea who his parents were, or if he had brothers or sisters.

He left for South Africa to fight in the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), was wounded and returned to the UK. He then must have returned to South Africa in the early 1900s because he married a Lilian Florence Bristow and they had 5 children, Leslie (M), Richard, George (born 1912 in Swinburne in South Africa), Douglas (b. 1916) and Helen.

He was a commercial traveller, and was murdered by a rampage killer who murdered 8 other people outside Bethlehem, South Africa in Nov 1931 at the age of 50 yr.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Regards

Richard
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