Hendrik Stephanus Joubert (1866 - 1949)

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Birthplace: South Africa
Death: Died in South Africa
Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Lea Herbst
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About Hendrik Stephanus Joubert

Barberton Refugee Camp

Personal Details

Name: Mr Hendrik Stephanus Joubert

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: male

Race: white

Nationality: Transvaal

Occupation: farmer

Unique ID: 70218

Camp History

Name: Barberton RC

Age arrival: 36

Date arrival: 17/05/1901

Date departure: 22 May

Destination: Middelburg

Tent number: T 115

Notes: from Ladysmith Camp

Farm History

Name: Kantoor

Notes: wagon

Status

Type: POW

Notes: Ladysmith list 13162

Sources

Title: DBC 54 Barberton CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 54

Notes: p.075

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Hendrik Stephanus Joubert's Timeline

1866
November 4, 1866
South Africa
1867
1867
South Africa
1889
April 19, 1889
Age 22
Ermelo, South Africa
1890
June 21, 1890
Age 23
Ermelo, South Africa
1895
October 31, 1895
Age 28
1901
February 1, 1901
- July 5, 1902
Age 34

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.

Barberton camp was opened at the beginning of February 1901 but it grew slowly. By the end of August 1901 it only had about 2,000 inmates, small by the standards of most camps. It was situated to the south-west of the town on high ground. Both Dr Kendal Franks and the Ladies Committee were very taken with the lovely setting, surrounded by high hills, close to the Swaziland border. B. Graumann, who was superintendent throughout the war, sent in terse reports so it is often difficult to glean much about the life of the camp. He appears to have been an efficient man, however, and he was much praised by Kendal Franks, when he visited the camp in August 1901. The camp was beautifully pitched, the tents laid out with the utmost regularity (which always impressed the British authorities) and there was a general appearance of order and cleanliness. At the beginning of August there was an influx of over 1,000 Boers and a second camp was established in the local agricultural showgrounds.

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

1949
May 6, 1949
Age 82
South Africa
1949
Age 82
South Africa
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