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d9 Gerhardus * 11.10.1858 = Utrecht 22.4.1860 x Maria Cornelia Johanna Stoop xx Wilhelmina Johanna Kruger

e2 Leendert Gerhardus * circa 1886

Middelburg Refugee Camp 1901 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: Master Leendert Gerhardus Herbst

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: male

Race: white

Marital status: single

Nationality: Transvaal

Registration as child: Yes

Unique ID: 80432

Camp History

Name: Middelburg RC

Age arrival: 15

Date arrival: 27/04/1901

Date departure: 19/04/1902

Reason departure: National Scouts, Belfast

Tent number: I

Farm History

Name: Springbokkraal

District: Piet Retief

Name: Breda

District: Piet Retief


Master Leendert Gerhardus Herbst is the son of Mr Gerhardus Herbst


Title: DBC 83 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 83

Notes: p. 109

Title: DBC 83 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 83

Notes: p. 109

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Leendert Gerhardus Herbst, b3c5d9e2's Timeline

April 12, 1886
May 24, 1886
South Africa
- 1902
Age 13
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.


September 2, 1909
Age 23
South Africa
January 29, 1914
Age 27
Age 29
August 2, 1918
Age 32
Age 33
Age 34
Age 35