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BirthMale; 23 Mar 1909; Johannesburg, South Africa
Death3 Jul 1956, age 47
Burial Ashes at St Martin's Church, Bergvliet, South Africa
Education1918+: Diocesan Preparatory College (Bishops) in Cape Town
1923+: Dover College, Dover, Kent UK
OccupationAccountant for Mitchell Cotts, Johannesburg, South Africa
Accountant for Shell Oil, Rhodesia, later Shell Oil, Capetown, South Africa
MilitaryWWII: Tank Commander in the Armoured Corps
ResidenceUnited Kingdom


Married, 1935
ResidenceUnited Kingdom
Marriage 18 Dec 1935, Bulawayo, Rhodesia [98]
No children recorded on this database

Notes for Robin Edmund BROOKE-SUMNER

Why did this generation double the surname? The Brooke and Sumner connection is, I believe, an administrative error. Jocelin Brooke SUMNER and my grandmother Nellie UPTON were divorced in 1916 after the birth of my father, Robin Edmund, in 1909, in Johannesburg South Africa. The divorce notice gives Jocelin's surname as BROOKE SUMNER (he had left South Africa) and this, in a nutshell, is how the name came about.

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