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Family History looking for Pte 6792 Henry Cox died 28 7 1900

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Family History looking for Pte 6792 Henry Cox died 28 7 1900

I am looking for a hobby photographer or fellow Family Historian to photograph my great uncle Private 6792 Henry Cox's grave in no 1 cemetery (Church Street?)Pretoria. He died of dysentery before he saw any action. His grave is unusual for the time because it has a headstone, probably paid for by his grieving father in Maidstone Berkshire who committed suicide not long after the death of this his eldest son.

Alternatively could someone give me an email address for the secretary of the Local History or Family History Society, please? I should be so grateful. Thank you

Jacqueline Roberts,

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1. Re: Family History looking for Pte 6792 Henry Cox died 28 7 1900

Private Henry James Cox appears to have been an Australian who served in the Boer War in South Africa. Perhaps you could contact the relevant authorities in Canberra.

Otherwise, more information can be obtained on Google.

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2. Re: Family History looking for Pte 6792 Henry Cox died 28 7 1900

Thanks for reply re the Australian soldier Henry James Cox; he is not my ancestor who was completely English and never left England till he went to South Africa with the Royal Berkshires in 1900.

Thanks for replying, you have encouraged me that it is being read and Please keep answering!

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3. Re: Family History looking for Pte 6792 Henry Cox died 28 7 1900

Perhaps someone who lives in Pretoria would be able to help you out.

I tried to find some sort of family history site but had no luck.

What I did find was an article in the local 'The Times' newspaper where someone visits the graveyard. The reporter only mentions 'famous' South Africans in the article, but what I found disturbing was the paragraph where it says a bus ploughed into the cemetery and destroyed 25 graves of the oldest inhabitants.... Hopefully one of them wasn't your great uncle's. Here's the website and hope you find someone to take the photograph.

thetimes.co.za/PrintEdition/…

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4. Re: Family History looking for Pte 6792 Henry Cox died 28 7 1900

Thanks to Gemini. I read the article but couldn't get contact with the paper. What "Times" is it? I sent one to the "News" (I think) instead.

Are there any Family Historians or digital camera owners in Pretoria? There must be! Henry's grave was marked with a slate headstone instead of the usual metal cross or nothing at all.

Thanks for reading and replying. Jacqueline

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5. Re: Family History looking for Pte 6792 Henry Cox died 28 7 1900

Although I don't read it, I think The Times is the daily newspaper to our Sunday Times and our Sunday Times I think is affiliated to The Times in the UK.

www.thetimes.co.za - that will give you their website.

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6. Re: Family History looking for Pte 6792 Henry Cox died 28 7 1900

For amateur photographers, you might want to post on www.outdoorphoto.co.za

I am sure you will find someone there who will photograph the grave for you.

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7. Re: Family History looking for Pte 6792 Henry Cox died 28 7 1900

Thanks again Gemini. I'll have another go

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8. Re: Family History looking for Pte 6792 Henry Cox died 28 7 1900

Thank you Lamlee. I'll try them.

Jacqueline

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