Jan Christoffel Greyling Kemp, General and MP (1872 - 1946)

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Nicknames: "Jan Kemp"
Birthplace: Amersfoort, Transvaal, South Africa
Death: Died in Piet Retief, Transvaal, South Africa
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About Jan Christoffel Greyling Kemp, General and MP

Source: Wikipedia profile for Jan KEMP (General).

Born 10 JUN 1872 in Amersfoort district, Transvaal.

Son of Jurie Johannes KEMP and Maria Aletta GREYLING.

His maternal grandfather, Abraham Carel GREYLING, was a stepson of Piet RETIEF and was killed with him in 1838.

His paternal grandfather, Petrus Johannes KEMP, emigrated from Belgium between 1830 and 1840.

He married Anna Emma BODENSTEIN on 10 JUN 1903. She was the daughter of former landdrost of Krugersdorp, J. C. BODENSTEIN and his wife, M. C. COMBRINK. They had two daughters and one son.

His wife died in MAR 1941.

He died at Piet Retief, Transvaal, on 31 DEC 1946.

The town Jan Kempdorp, Northern Cape is named after him.

Military Career

Combat General

Boer War General

Held the Krugersdorp Commando

Took part in the Magato War in 1895 and helped suprress the Jamieson Raid, Battle of Pietershoogte, Battle of Nooitgedacht, Battle of Rooiwal and the Battle of Tweebos. He also took part in the Battle Vlakfontein, Moedwil and Ysterspruit.

Representing the Krugersdorp commando at the peace negotiations at Vereeniging, he urged the continuation of the war and was one of the minority of six who voted against the peace terms.

Other work

He was a Clerk, Farmer, Member of Parliament and a Cabinet Minister.

Added by Y. DROST, 22 JAN 2013

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Generaal Jan Christoffel Greyling Kemp (Transvaal, 1872 – 1946) was ‘n Suid-Afrikaanse soldaat en kabinetsminister.
Kemp ontvang sy skoolopleiding aan die Staatsgymnasium in Pretoria en bekwaam hom in 1889 as onderwyser. Twee jaar later aanvaar hy ‘n betrekking in die onderwysdepartement van die Z.A.R. en word ook luitenant in die vrywilligers vir die distrik Krugersdorp. Hy dien in verskeie veldtogte teen inboorlingstamme en ook in die Jameson-inval. Hy onderskei hom in die Anglo-Boereoorlog en vorder tot die rang van generaal. Met die oprigting van die Unie-Verdedigingsmag in 1912 word hy offisier, maar sluit hom aan by die 1914-Rebellie, waartydens hy ‘n geskiedkundige trek deur die Kalahariwoestyn onderneem saam met sy eenheid en ná die rebelle verslaan is, Duits-Suidwes bereik. Hy het hom later aan die Suid-Afrikaanse owerheid oorgegee. Hy is tronkstraf opgelê, maar in 1916 vrygelaat. In 1920 word Kemp Volksraadslid vir Wolmaransstad en in 1924 minister van landbou in genl. J.B.M. Hertzog se kabinet ná die bewindsoorname deur die Pakt-regering. Hy dien ook as minister van lande van 1936 tot 1939 tydens die bewind van die Verenigde Party. Sy outobiografie het onder die titel Vir vryheid en vir reg verskyn.

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Jan Christoffel Greyling Kemp, General and MP's Timeline

1872
June 10, 1872
Amersfoort, Transvaal, South Africa
1900
December 13, 1900
Age 28
South Africa
1903
June 10, 1903
Age 31
1946
December 31, 1946
Age 74
Piet Retief, Transvaal, South Africa
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