Anna Helena Martha Herbst, b3c5d17e1 (1899 - d.)

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About Anna Helena Martha Herbst, b3c5d17e1

d17 Willem Jacobus * 7.6.1872 = Wakkerstroom 10.10.1875

e1 Anna Helena Martha * 1899

Middelburg Refugee Camp 27 April 1901 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: Miss Anna Helena Martha Herbst

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: female

Race: white

Marital status: single

Nationality: Transvaal

Registration as child: Yes

Unique ID: 80428

Camp History

Name: Middelburg RC

Age arrival: 2

Date arrival: 27/04/1901

Tent number: I

Farm History

Name: Springbokkraal

District: Piet Retief

Relationships

Miss Anna Helena Martha Herbst is the daughter of Mr Willem Jacobus Herbst

Sources

Title: DBC 83 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 83

Notes: p. 45

Title: DBC 83 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 83

Notes: p. 45

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Anna Helena Martha Herbst, b3c5d17e1's Timeline

1899
April 15, 1899
1900
February 18, 1900
South Africa
1901
April 27, 1901
- April 20, 1902
Age 2
South Africa

The camps were formed by the British army to house the residents of the two Boer republics of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State. They were established towards the end of 1900, after Britain had invaded the Boer republics. This database was designed to investigate mortality and morbidity in the camps during the war. Although it will include everyone listed in the registers during the war, it usually excludes returning prisoners-of-war and men who came back from commando at the end of the war, as well as the considerable movement of people which took place after 31 May 1902, when families were repatriated to their homes.

Middelburg camp presents a problem in trying to understand why so many people died in the camps. It was the largest camp in the Transvaal system, reaching over 7,000 inmates at one point, and the reports of Dr Kendal Franks and the Ladies Committee suggest that it was very badly run. Dr Franks was critical of the layout of the camp and complained that the administration was ‘lax’, while the Ladies Committee thought it ‘one of the most unsatisfactory we have seen’. An intake of over 3,000 in May 1901 brought in desperately impoverished and debilitated people, which precipitated disease.

http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/bccd/Histories/Middelburg/

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