The  Ravenscroft  Family in  Southern  Africa From 1824

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William (Bill) Ravenscroft  

in Cairo, Egypt with the  

Cape Town Highlanders

Private Jasper Johannes Ravenscroft #1029, died on active service - Buried in the Commonwealth war graves in Namibia (SWA) 26 Oct 1918. Picture below.

INSCRIPTION READS :

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.

Tilson Herbert Ravenscroft (Ref I373) Born 1914 served in WW 11.

Charles Ravenscroft ( Ref I55) (Sitting F/Right) Boer War Oudtshoorn Volunteers. Father of Tilson (Left)

HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY

Private William Ravenscroft,

Service Number 30918

Died on Active Service 11/01/19642

Aged 23 While serving with the

2nd bn Transvaal Scottish S.A. Forces

Buried at Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery

14. E. 3.


Son of James and Inez Ravenscroft, of Oudtshoorn, Cape Province, South Africa.


DIRECT TRANSLATION


The following persons on the 23 March 1937 were married before the Magistrate:


Jasper Johannes Gideon Ravenscroft & Johanna Catherine Ravenscroft – born van Rensburg.


The marriage was accepted as on 31 March 1937 seen here ecclesiastically

by the undersigned.


(Translates to proper English as to mean  - “he marriage was recognised by the church”


G.R. Kotze

Jasper married another Ravenscroft born van Rensburg. Probably a ‘sister in law’ but I have been unable to connect where she fitted into the Ravenscroft Family before this marriage.