Gert Louis Joubert (1864 - 1956)

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Nicknames: "Gerrit Louis Joubert; Mr Gerhard Lewis Joubert"
Death: Died in South Africa
Managed by: Lea Herbst
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About Gert Louis Joubert

Middelburg Refugee Camp

Personal Details

Name: Mr Gerhard Lewis Joubert

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: male

Race: white

Marital status: married

Nationality: Transvaal

Registration as head of family: Yes

Unique ID: 79686

Camp History

Name: Middelburg RC

Date arrival: 18/01/1901

Date departure: 05/09/1901

Destination: Left for farm

Tent number: I

Farm History

Name: Waaiehoek

District: Carolina

Notes: No 170

Status

Type: Took Oath of Allegiance

Notes: 20 Jun 1902

Relationships

Mr Gerhard Lewis Joubert

is the husband of Mrs Gerhard Lewis Joubert

is the father of Master Gerhard Lewis Joubert

is the father of Miss Anna Magaretha Joubert

Sources

Title: DBC 83 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 83

Notes: p. 14

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Gert Louis Joubert's Timeline

1864
April 14, 1864
May 15, 1864
South Africa
1889
August 16, 1889
Age 25
South Africa
1894
March 8, 1894
Age 29
1901
1901
- 1902
Age 36
South Africa

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’.1 An intake of over 3,000 in May 1901 brought in desperately impoverished and debilitated people, which precipitated disease. By all these criteria the mortality in Middelburg ought to have been amongst the worst in the system, yet this was not the case, as a comparison with Mafeking camp shows. Indeed, apart from the May peak (a pattern which appeared in almost all the camps) mortality was little worse than the camp average, which was a record few camps achieved.

http://www2.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/bccd/Histories/Middelburg/

1905
August 11, 1905
Age 41
Ermelo, South Africa
1956
April 25, 1956
Age 92
South Africa
1956
Age 91
South Africa
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