Francis (Frank) Gerhard Myburgh a.k.a. George Marshe

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Francis Gerhard Myburgh

别名字号 "George Marshe", "Frank Myburgh"
生日 (55)
出生地 Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
逝世 1917年10月17日 (55)
Flanders, Belgium (WW1 casualty)
葬于 Ypres, West Flanders, Flanders, Belgium

Gerhard Myburgh, b2c4d2e2f2g1Jacomina ("Maynie") Aletta Myburgh (Fleck)之子
Ethel Mary Ellen Horrocks的丈夫
Ethel May Houghton; Dorothy Elizabeth Garvan; Gerard MarsheLt. Esme Maynie Aletta Marshe之父
Maynie Louisa Myburgh; Hester Elizabeth Stuart; Louisa Elizabeth Myburgh; Catherine Florence Myburgh; Edith Hyndson另外7个的兄弟

Occupation: Company manager
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About Francis (Frank) Gerhard Myburgh a.k.a. George Marshe

  • Baptism record: "South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 ," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 February 2016), Francis Gerhard Myburgh, 29 Jun 1862, Baptism; citing p. , Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, State Archives, Cape Province; FHL microfilm 2,214,111.
  • "Die Myburghs van Suid-Afrika" gives birth and death dates and says he was accepted into the Dutch Reformed Church on 23 March 1883 . (However no original record of can be found on FamilySearch.) Later in life (in Australia), he is recorded as being Church of England.)
  • His family were English-speaking, well-educated and were said to be a close-knit family, despite extensive travel and some of the siblings remaining in England after attending various educational institutions there. Francis (also known as Frank) attended Shrewsbury School in Shropshire, leaving in 1878 to become a businessman in Cape Town. (Information from the school's archives.)
  • After extensive investigations, it has finally been confirmed that Frank, after joining the Cape Garrison Artillery to fight with the British in the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) "vanished" after last being seen and heard from in Durban, Natal, in late 1902. Unbeknownst to his family, who never saw nor heard from him again, he took a ship to Australia, and next turned up in the town of Cobar, NSW, Australia, where he ran a general merchandising business as George Marshe. He married Ethel Biggs and had 4 children with her before enlisting to fight in the Australian Army in WW1. Just before his departure, he confided to his wife that he wasn't who he said he was, and gave his mother's name (J.A. Fleck) and said that he was a Myburgh. He died in Belgium in Oct 1917 and is remembered on the Menin Gate at Ypres, as George Marshe. This is a brief summary - some links to further information follow.
  • From the Findmypast site, a member found out that Frank had achieved the rank of major in the Cape Garrison Artillery, and been awarded the King's South Africa (KSA) Medal Clasps - South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; also possibly the QSA medals? (unclear).
  • Wikipedia describes what the CGA did in the Boer War, and says that on 30 June 1902 the unit was demobilised; it continued as a part-time volunteer unit.
  • FG’s younger brother, Claude de Fresne Myburgh, shipped out to South Africa from England in 1901 to fight in the war too, but returned as an invalid in April 1902. It is not known whether he had contact with his brother, but he was a 2nd lieutenant in a different regiment (South Lancashire).
  • Frank was a friend of Wilhelm Bilse (Heinrich Frederik Wilhelm Conraad Bilse) and was witness to one of Bilse's children's baptism on Christmas Day 1900.

NOTE: Currently working on the expansion of the rest of his story - will post a summary when complete.
(M. Smith 16 Sep 2017)


Francis (Frank) Gerhard Myburgh a.k.a. George Marshe的年谱

Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
Nyngan, New South Wales, Australia
Flanders, Belgium
Ypres, West Flanders, Flanders, Belgium