Hendrik Petrus Geldenhuys, b6c1d10e4f5g1

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About Hendrik Petrus Geldenhuys, b6c1d10e4f5g1

All of his sons went to war, and all of them survived. One of his daughters Johanna Catharina, and her two young sons died in the British Concentration Camp in Standerton during the war.

His wife died in the British Concentration Camp in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on 10 September 1901 (see here).

Despite not taking part in the war, he was taken as a P.O.W. by the British because he owned a rifle, and shipped to the P.O.W. Camp in Diyatalawa, Ceylon. After the war (1902) he refused to take the oath of allegiance to the Crown and was therefore not allowed to return home, but was restricted to the eastern part of the island of Ceylon for the remainder of his life. He carved a miniature gravestone for his wife while he was in Ceylon.

He died on 21 May 1904 in Batticaloa, Ceylon.

More information about him is available at:

http://www.geldenhuys.org.uk/Infopage_GELDENHUYS_g1.htm