Marthinus Johannes Hendrik Herbst, b3c5d17e2 (1900 - 1901)

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Death: Died in South Africa
Cause of death: measles & inanition
Managed by: Lea Herbst
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About Marthinus Johannes Hendrik Herbst, b3c5d17e2

d17 Willem Jacobus * 7.6.1872 = Wakkerstroom 10.10.1875

e2 Marthinus Johannes Hendrik * 1901 † 24 November 1901

Middelburg Refugee Camp 27 April 1901 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: Master Marthinus Johannes Hendrik Herbst

Born in camp? No

Place of death: Middelburg RC

Age died: 7 months

Died in camp? Yes

Cause of death: measles & inanition

Gender: male

Race: white

Marital status: single

Nationality: Transvaal

Registration as child: Yes

Unique ID: 80427

Camp History

Name: Middelburg RC

Age arrival: 5 months

Date arrival: 27/04/1901

Date departure: 24/11/1901

Reason departure: Death

Tent number: I

Farm History

Name: Herbst family

Town: Middelburg

Name: Springbokkraal

District: Piet Retief

Relationships

Master Marthinus Johannes Hendrik Herbst is the son of Mr Willem Jacobus Herbst

Sources

Title: RS 25 Transvaal DL

Type: Death lists

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: 25

Notes: p.156

Title: TKP 101 Tvl Government Gazette

Type: Transvaal Government Gazette

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: 101

Dates: 1901

Notes: 24/7/1901, p.1210

Title: DBC 83 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 83

Notes: p. 45

Title: DBC 83 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 83

Notes: p. 45

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Marthinus Johannes Hendrik Herbst, b3c5d17e2's Timeline

1900
November 9, 1900
1901
January 11, 1901
South Africa
April 27, 1901
- April 20, 1902
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.

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

November 24, 1901
Age 1
South Africa
1901
South Africa