Pieter Cornelis Marthinus Herbst, b11c10d3

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About Pieter Cornelis Marthinus Herbst, b11c10d3

c10 Pieter Gerhardus * 1853 Oorlede 30 Januarie 1919 x Neeltje Cornelia Sophia Jacobs

d3 Pieter Cornelis Marthinus * 1878 Oorlede 30 Januarie 1936 x Louisa Johanna Botes

e1 Engela Magdalena Dorothea * 1908 x Pieter Johannes van Heerden

e2 Neeltjie Cornelia Sophia * 1910 x Johannes van Tonder

e3 Maria Johanna Alberta * 1912 x Daniel Johannes Burger

e4 Petronella Gertruida * 1914 x Johannes Cornelis van Heerden

e5 Pieter Gerhardus * 17 Februarie 1916

e6 Pieter Willem Botes * 10 November 1921

e7 Johannes Petrus * 29 March 1928

Irene Refugee Camp

Personal Details

Name: Mr Pieter Cornelius Herbst

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: male

Race: white

Marital status: single

Nationality: Transvaal

Unique ID: 127219

Camp History

Name: Irene RC

Age arrival: 22

Date arrival: 3 Apr 1902

Age departure: 22

Date departure: 09/07/1902

Reason departure: returned home

Destination: farm

Tent number: RT 2210

Farm History

Name: Onderstepoort

District: Pretoria


Mr Pieter Cornelius Herbst is the son of Mr Pieter Gerhardus Herbst


Title: DBC 62 Irene CR

Type: DBC 62

Reference No.: DBC 62

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Pieter Cornelis Marthinus Herbst, b11c10d3's Timeline

South Africa
- 1902
Age 22

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.

Irene has received more attention than any other camp, for a number of reasons. Because it was located so close to Pretoria, it was under the eye of the senior camp authorities. The presence of a group of Boer women from Pretoria who nursed in the camp and who expressed themselves strongly on conditions there, at the time and later, gave it additional notoriety. But there were other factors as well. The Irene camp superintendents and medical officers wrote long, detailed reports reflecting on many aspects of life in the camp. Taken with the accounts of the Pretoria women, we have perspectives on Irene camp from many different standpoints. These accounts have to be interpreted carefully but they give us a valuable sense of the life in Irene.

Even before the British reached Pretoria, the capital was overflowing with refugees and the arrival of the British triggered a fresh influx. As a result, Pretoria was forced to supply relief to a substantial number of people from the start of the war. Some of the Boer families were housed in a camp on the banks of the Apies River, where Henrietta Armstrong, one of the Pretoria women, worked already in 1900. Irene camp may have been formed shortly after Kitchener’s notice of 22 September 1900 that camps should be established in Pretoria and Bloemfontein; it was certainly in existence in December 1900 and the Apies River families were then moved to Irene. At this stage, in December 1900, when there were 891 inmates, the camp was managed by the military under Capt Hime-Haycock.


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November 10, 1921
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March 29, 1928
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January 30, 1936
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South Africa