Robina Gibbon, 1918.
Image courtesy of Mike Hilligan
Charles E. Hilligan,
25 Dec 1889,
mar 1 Mar 1920 to Robina Gibbon
[born 4th Nov 1888],
they lived Bathurst,
Eastern Cape, South Africa,
Historic and descriptive review of Bathurst, pub South Africa, 1952,
a booklet published on 300th anniversary of
the landing of Jan van Riebeeck
in South Africa in 1652,
Robina died 10 Dec 1963,
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape,
age 75 yrs,
he died Bathurst, 4 Sept 1964, age 74 yrs,
- Rex Hilligan,
Rex Montgomery Hilligan, born Bathurst, 16 Nov 1920,
in South African Air Force (SAAF)
for the allies
he was Lieutenant,
killed near Gabès
E coast of
Tunisia, North Africa,
27 Mar 1943, age 22 yrs,
killed in the
allied re-capture of Tunisia
from the Germans
(see map of campaign),
he is buried with other allied dead in
Sfax War Cemetery,
N of Gabès, Tunisia,
family correspondence says
his plane went down near the road between Gabès
and El Hamma
(W of Gabès,
the wreckage of his plane and a marked grave were found a few days later
(presumably locals had buried him),
the allies moved his body to Sfax cemetery,
- Brian Hilligan,
mar 1stly to Anna Marthina Francina Pienaar and had issue:
- Rex Hilligan, mar Magda Magdalena Prinsloo and had issue:
- Ryan Hilligan, mar Inge-Marie Hough.
- Natalie Hilligan, mar Ibrahim Zeid and had issue:
- Gabriel Zeid.
- Johnathan Hilligan.
- Michael Hilligan,
mar 1stly to Charlotte Elizabeth Maria Rossouw and had issue:
mar 2ndly to Lesley Merrill Spinas and had issue:
- Michelle Hilligan, had issue:
mar Shawn Vermaak and had issue:
- Kirsty Hilligan.
- Kayla Vermaak.
- Kyle Vermaak.
- Cara Hilligan.
- Garth Hilligan, mar Annetjie Stolz and had issue:
- Craig Hilligan.
- Eric Hilligan.
Brian mar 2ndly to Julie Knight.
- (child) Hilligan,
died at birth, Bathurst, 11 Dec 1928.