Symbols: * = Birth ~ = Baptism
x = Married (x1 = first, x2 = second, etc)
|a||(Unknown) HOLTON *?/England
(Probably served with British forces in India as at least one son was born there)
|b2||Frederick George HOLTON
*c.1855/ India +2.6.1929/74y. Port Elizabeth , (Ships Engineer/Ran away
x. Ellen Nora Louisa FORBES *c.1860 +1929/71y . P.E. (See End Notes).
|b2c1||Emily Norah HOLTON
*2.6.1881 +22.6.1941 (motor accident)
x. Henry Eden HART *10.8.1886/Rondebosch, Capetown ~19.9.1886/St. Pauls Church, Rondebosch, Capetown.
(Godparents: Harry Holton, Eden Witney, Lucy Moth)
|b2c1d1||Eileen Emily HART *26.4.1913/P.E.
+6.9.2000 / Johannesburg (Stroke)
x. George Herbert BARCLAY *31.5.1910/P.E +19.12.1975/JHB (Stroke)
|b2c1d1e1||Margaret Norah BARCLAY *22.4.1944/Johannesburg
x/12.3.1965/St.Columba's Church Parkview; Digby Edward Radford LONDT *23.7.1941/Johannesburg.
s/o Gilbert Edward LONDT *1.10.1917/P.E. +12.6.1987/P.E.and x1/1938/Johannesburg, Evelyn Joan HAYDEN *6.1.1913/ Aldershot,England- d/o Arthur Donald Radford-HAYDEN and Minnietea 'Minnie' Violet GOLDSMITH, both of England.
|b2d1c1e1f1||Quentin George William LONDT
*25.2.1967/Johannesburg. ~1.10.1967/St.Columba's Church, Parkview, JHB.
x- 5.11.1994 St.Columba's Church Parkview; Sarah Kate CHESTER *19.3.1966/Nairobi, Kenya,
d/o Michael CHESTER *19.5.1931 /England and Jane CORK *24.8.42 /England
|b2c1d1e1f1g1||Levana Jane Chester-LONDT
(Adopted: natural d/o Kate Chester & Jeffrey Pitcher)
|b2c1d1e1f1g2||Calvin James Chester LONDT *4.5.1995/Johannesburg. ~5.11.19955/St.Columba's Church Parkview Johannesburg.|
|b2c1d1e1f2||Richard Digby Eden LONDT
*16.1.1969/Johannesburg. ~6.4.1969/St.Columba's Church, Parkview, JHB.
x./25.2.1995 St.Columba's Church Parkview; Adele Catherine BURGER *20.8.1970/Port Elizabeth,~NGK Linden, JHB.
d/o Johannes Gerhardus BURGER *9.7.1943/Kakamas C.P and Sandra Doris DE KLERK *9.10.1946/Port Elizabeth.
|b2c1d1e1f2g1||Jared Eden LONDT *4.6.1997/Dubai U.A.E. ~25.12.1997 /St.Columbas' Church, Parkview, JHB.|
|b2c1d1e1f2g2||Amber Louise LONDT *25.3.1999/Dubai U.A.E. ~25.12.1999 /St.Columbas' Church, Parkview, JHB.|
|b2c1d1e1f3||Gregory Douglas Edward LONDT
*26.4.1970/Johannesburg. ~6.9.1970/St.Columba's Church, Parkview/JHB.
x/5.7.1997/St.Saviours Church, Midrand S.A.
Kathleen Jeannette SHARP *21.10.1974/JHB. S.A.
d/o Sidney SHARP *2.4.1938 and Jeannette WEENINK *11.5.49
|b2c1d1e1f3g1||Elliot Bernard George LONDT *11.6.1998/Johannesburg S.A.|
|b2c1d1e1f3g2||Benjamin Digby Jan LONDT *11.1.2000/Johannesburg S.A.|
|b2c1d1e1f3g3||Joel Sidney Greg LONDT *12.3.2001/Johannesburg S.A.|
|b2c1d1e1f3g4||Emily Anna Margaret LONDT *24.8.2003 / Auckland, New Zealand|
|b2c1d1e1f3g5||(Expected Abt. 5.2005) / Te Kuiti, Kings Country, New Zealand.|
|b2c1d1e1f4||Geoffrey John Gilbert LONDT
*14.10.1972 / Johannesburg. ~25.12.1972 / St.Columba's Church, Parkview,
x-14.6.1997 / Modderfontein Conservation Centre/JHB. S.A. (Divorced Dec.2002)
Claire WALLACE *3.12.72
d/o Alexander Murray 'Scotty' WALLACE *14.4.1948 and Denise Patricia WOOD *17.4.1951
Divorced Dec. 2002
|b2c1d1e2||Helen Elizabeth BARCLAY
x- 4.4.1970/St.Columba's Church, Parkview/JHB
Dennis Robert DITTBERNER *19.2.1947
s/o Harold Robert DITTBERNER *19.11.1920 / Ermelo, and Shirley Heather ELTON *23.12.1923/Kimberley +? / JHB.
|b2c1d1e2f1||Cheryl Elizabeth DITTBERNER
x- 16.12.2002 / Johannesburg / Jurgen VOGT *6.7.1970
(s/o Bruno VOGT *5.7.1942 / Wangen, Switzerland and Dushanka POROBIC *25.8.1944 / Split, Jugoslavia (Croatia)
(Note: Jurgen VOGT has natural son: Dylan VOGT *3.10.1993/Jhb. by Chantelle WRIGHT)
|b2c1d1e2f1g1||Evan Brandon VOGT *24.8.2004 / Johannesburg.|
|b2c1d1e2f2||Malcolm DITTBERNER *13.5.1974/Pretoria, TVL.|
|b2c1d1e3||Isobel Catherine BARCLAY
*21.7.1949/Johannesburg. x/29.11.1969/St.Columba's Church, Parkview/JHB
Trevor Ian WALKER *14.10.1943/Port Elizabeth
s/o Raymond WALKER and Elizabeth PHILLIP of P.E.
|b2c1d1e3f1||Leigh Catherine WALKER *18.2.1974/Johannesburg
x/19.2.2002 / Cape Town / Simon Oliver ELLIOT *18.1.1974/Port Elizabeth.
s/o Peter John ELLIOT *17.10.1944 and Renee HODGKINSON *29.4.1946 /Queenstown
|b2c1d1e3f1||Karla Christine WALKER *28.9.1978/Johannesburg|
|b2c1d2||Arthur Eden HART *18.4.1915
|b2c1d3||Iris Gwendoline HART *18.7.1918
/ Driehoek, Germiston +4.7.1999 /Petersburg (Heart Failure)
x- JHB/ Johannes Frederik "John" LAMBERT *1.7.1916 / Gorichen, Netherlands.
(Claimed full family name was "Lambert de Venier Erojia")
|b2c1d3e1||Peter John LAMBERT *15.2.1944/JHB
x- 20.4.1968 / Umtali S.Rhodesia/ Patricia Frances BAGGETT *18.3.1947 /Salisbury.
|b2c1d3e1f1||Tamasin Wendy LAMBERT *10.1971/S.Rhodesia
|b2c1d3e1f2||Debbie LAMBERT *4.1973-4/S.Rhodesia
|b2c1d3e2||Susan Patricia LAMBERT *20.6.1957
x- Umtali, S.Rhodesia (Mutari, Zimbabwe) / Sarel Francois MALAN *17.10.1952 / Ndola
|b2c1d3e2f1||Peta Ann MALAN *15.9.1982 / Pietersberg SA|
|b2c1d3e2f2||Megan Iris MALAN *11.11.1985 / Pietersberg SA|
|b2c1d4||Patricia HART *3.11.1923/JHB
x- 4.1.1947 Johannesburg / Noel Conry WIGG *7.10.1917 / Natal SA +15.4.1972 / Pietersburg (motor accident).
|b2d1d4e1||Stephen Noel WIGG *25.5.1953
x- Pietersburg / Wanda (surname unknown)
|b2c1d4e1f1||Neill Conry WIGG *29.3.1998 /Pietersburg|
|b2c1d4e2||Janet Patricia WIGG
*25.10.1954 / Johannesburg SA
x- Pietersburg / 24.10.1987 / Alexander Lees "Sandy" KELLY *15.5.1954 /Johannesburg.
|b2c1d4e2f1||Shona Leigh KELLY *16.8.1989 /Johannesburg SA|
|b2c1d4e2f2||John Lees KELLY *25.3.1991 / Johannesburg SA|
|b2c2||Arthur Benjamin HOLTON|
|b2c3||Harry Reginald HOLTON *3.8.1889 +18.10.1961x- Grace Ellen WELLS *6.12.1891 +31.5.1971|
|b2c4||Alice Violet HOLTON *30.7.1891 +27.2.1976 (spinster)|
|b2c5||Eleanor Maud 'Nellie'
HOLTON *7.5.1893/P.E. +7.5.1969 / 76y. P.E.
x- James Albert YATES *10.12.1888 +17.9.1964 / Port Elizabeth.
x- George MILNE
x- Duncan GORTON
x- Doreen ?
|b2c5d4||Albert 'Bertie' YATES
x- Jean ? *? +? (murdered by housebreakers)
|b2c5d4e4||(Unknown) YATES (Twin to Pamela)|
|1) Frederick George HOLTON:
The following obituary appeared in a Port Elizabeth newspaper on Saturday June 8th, 1928. (Cutting damaged):
“ DEATH OF FRED G. HOLTON - AN OLD P. A. GUARDSMAN
On Sunday, June 2, there entered into rest an dold Empire warrior in th eperson ofMr. Fred G. Holton. Born into the army, his father being a commissariat officer of the old 88th in India, Fred, as a soldiers son, was “taken on the strength” and he died an honoured and respected member of the Prince Alfred’s Guard Comrades Association.
Having joined the Navy, he forst came to South Africa in the H.M.S. Active, and taking his dischargehere, settled down in Port Elizabethand joined the Prince Alfred’s Volunteer Guards, as it was called in those days, as a bandsman.
On the outbreak of hostilities in the Transkei he served with the 1st Detachment underCaptain Deareand Lieut O’Flaherty, and later with the 3rd Detachment in Basutoland, taking part in the bayonet charge at Lerethordie Village, and was one of those heroic bandsmen who, when the troops were hard pressed during a night attack, dropped his rifle, picked up his instrument, and with the rest of the band inspired the sorely pressed troops with martial music, and saved the situation.
Not content with theses months of hard fighting, he later joined Baker’s Horse and took part in the combing of the coastal belt, clearing out the straggler rebels, and from there passed on with Baker’s Horse into Natal, becoming attached to Lord Chelmsford’s column, and was with the column when it left the ill-fated camp at Isandwhlana.
His description of their retururn from the camp was painful and heart-breaking. As he said: “We returned... camp of dead, a heart-breaking s.... at which strong men broke down...
After the Zulu campaign he returned to Port Elizabeth and settled down to a quiet life, but always ready to “take post” when called upon.
On the formation of the Prince Alfred’s Guards Comrades’ Association he at once joined and was always ready to help Guardsmen, past and present. A regular attendant at the monthly gatherings of the Association in the mess at the Drill Hall, his stories of the stirring times he had passed through with the Regimentwere always appreciated.
A lovable man, he endeared himself to all, and was laid to rest covered by the Union Jack, under which he had so often fought, and the pall-bearers were members of the Prince Alfred’s Guards Comrades’ Association, as befitted the gallant old warrior.
“May his rest be undisturbed till heaven’s reveille sounds” “
Family legend has it that his Fred's instrument (a Cornet) was transfixed by a Zulu assegai during one skirmish. This is still a treasured memento in the keeping of one of his descendants.
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