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From: "Becky Horne" <>
Subject: Re: Wallis
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 20:04:55 +0200
So glad that due to Rowley's persistence we eventually traced you.
Thank you for putting a smile onto my face. I'm actually from Port Elizabeth
in the good old RSA.
If you need any research to be done in PE, please don't hesitate to contact
me. Also subscribe to the
Heather also has a wonderful website with loads of info to give you a
kick-start into the wonderful family of genealogy.
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
----- Original Message -----
From: Dr. Herman Wallis <>
To: <>; <>;
Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 10:41 PM
> Hi to all of you,
> Since I am not quite sure who launched the first request regarding Wallis,
> am sending this email to all previous senders who appeared on the email
> to me by Rowley Medlin. K. Cuthbert identified me as someone who might be
> able to help. I am the Brigadier General Herman Wallis from the SA
> Health Service (previously known as the SA Medical Service of the South
> African Defence Force) that K. Cuthbert identified. I am (was) a
> in the SA National Defence Force and was the Officer Commanding Medical
> Depot during the 1980s. There is also a Brigadier General James Robert
> Wallis in the SA Air Force who is most probably related to me, I think
> he is the grandson of my grandfather's brother. Unfortunately he does not
> know who his grandfather was and does not have a clue as so his ancestors.
> He does not know that he carries the family name. I did in fact see him at
> parade yesterday and also spoke with him. My father told me that the
> original family names were James Robert. My grandfather (Joshua Francois
> Wallis was born in approximately 1892 (I will have to confirm this) and
> passed away in 1972. As a child, he grew up in or near the town of
> Ventersdorp in the old Western Transvaal and I am sure that these records
> are still available at the Magistrate's office there.
> Whoever launched this query is welcome to contact me since I have always
> been interested on my family history, but have not been able to find the
> time to do any research on this. Also thanks to everyone who has helped in
> tracing me, I really do appreciate the efforts, especially from abroad. A
> special thanks to Becky from NZ and to K. Cuthbert, I appreciate this
> introduction. Is K. Cuthbert perhaps not Elsie who was married to Patrick
> who was (is) also a pharmacist in service of the SA Defence Force? If you
> are, please contact me!
> For any further queries I can be contacted at and I
> undertake to provide whatever help I can provide.
> Thanks to all!
> Brig Gen (dr) Herman Wallis