Place of Birth: South Africa
Date of Birth: 23 April, 1988
Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Afrikaner [German, Dutch, Belgian Flemish, French Huguenot]
David Pocock is an Australian professional rugby union player, activist, politician, and conservationist. He has captained the Australia national team. He has been Senator for the Australian Capital Territory, since 21 May, 2022.
David was born in South Africa, the son of Jane and Andy Pocock, and was raised in Gweru, Zimbabwe. His grandfather had an ocitrus estate, Denlynian, in Beitbridge, Zimbabwe. In 2002, his family moved to Brisbane, Australia, after their farm was taken in the Zimbabwe government’s land reform program.
David’s paternal grandmother’s name was Fran.
David’s maternal grandfather was William Arthur Ian “Pop” Ferguson (the son of Robert Ferguson and Pauline Beatrice Allen). William was born in Tzaneen, Mopani, Limpopo, South Africa. Robert was the son of Scottish parents, Frederick Charles Sprot Ferguson and Martha Frame. Pauline was English, from Essex, and was the daughter of Arthur Spink Allen and Susannah Beatrice Colbeck.
David’s maternal grandmother was Helena Cathrine Dieterle (the daughter of Cecil Herbert Dieterle and Maidie Van Schoor). Helena was born in White River, Ehlanzeni, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Cecil was the son of Frederich Wilhelm Henry Dieterle, who was German, and of Helena Catherine Clements.
Source: Biography of David Pocock – http://www.hnlc.org.au