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Philip Albert Myburgh Hands

Also Known As: ""Pam""
Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: April 27, 1951 (61)
Parys, Northern Free State, Free State, South Africa
Place of Burial: Maitland, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Harry Hands, Sir, KBE and Aletta Catharina Hands, Lady, OBE
Husband of Sybil Joyce Hands
Father of Philip Reginald Hands
Brother of Doris Louise Myburgh Atkinson; Reginald Harry Myburgh Hands and Kenneth Charles Myburgh Hands

Occupation: Lawyer, then accountant
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About Philip Albert Myburgh Hands

Wikipedia entry mentions his cricketing prowess and dates and places of birth and death.


Baptism certificate here: "South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," database with images, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-23589-13368-50?cc=1468076 : accessed 19 January 2016), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Cape Town, Claremont, St Saviour > Baptisms 1848-1897 > image 135 of 302; William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg. - Sponsors (Uncle) Ryk Hendrik Myburgh, Geoffrey Ferrers Gresley and Albert Charles Kemp.
This document lists Philip Albert Myburgh Hands of Diocesan College winning a scholarship ("Minor Exhibitions of £20, tenable for one year") at the University of the Cape of Good Hope, year ending 1906: http://uir.unisa.ac.za/bitstream/handle/10500/6345/UCGH_R1906.pdf?sequence=1.
This document (attached as a source) gives much information about the whole Hands family: https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiO-dyn2rTKAhXKn5QKHTvPBzQQFghKMAk&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.militarian.com%2Fattachments%2Frhm-hands-sacl-pdf.7241%2F&usg=AFQjCNGFGFm-YOVY_EG0pBW0v51YTtnz1g - All 3 sons went to Diocesan College, played cricket and rugby for the national teams and all won Rhodes Scholarships. "Pam", as Philip was known, switched to accounting after obtaining a law degree at Oxford. They all served in WW1 (where Reginald was killed).
Became a major in the army during the war, but as he was not primarily a soldier by profession, this is not appended as a suffix.
Photo of parents' grave here: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=140977103 - appears to show a memorial for (Major) P.A.M. Hands, d. 1951.

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Philip Albert Myburgh Hands's Timeline

1890
March 18, 1890
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
April 6, 1890
Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1902
1902
- 1907
Age 11
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1921
April 14, 1921
Age 31
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1951
April 27, 1951
Age 61
Parys, Northern Free State, Free State, South Africa
1951
Age 60
Maitland, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
????
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England