May and Fanny Crawford were orphaned posibly 1880s. Fanny was born in 1869 and May in 1874. They lived in Colombo and were not part of the military. Was there any orphanage or convent at this time which would have taken them in? If so is it still in existance and likely to have records. May puts that she is C 0f E on her census entry for 1911. They married in 1890 and 1891 in Colombo so they were not sent back to the UK.