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Stefanus Cornelius Herbst, b11c4d8e1

Also Known As: "Stefanus Cornelius Harding"
Death: Died in Zimbabwe
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Barend Herculaas Herbst, b11c4d8 and Maria Elizabeth Mynhardt
Wife of Richard Smith Harding
Mother of Philipa and <private> Kelly
Sister of Josina Fouche Herbst, b11c4d8e2; Johannes George Herbst, b11c4d8e3; Susanna Elizabeth Herbst, b11c4d8e4; Gerhardus Petrus Francois Herbst, b11c4d8e5; Magdalena Herbst, b11c4d8e6 and 1 other

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About Stefanus Cornelius Herbst, b11c4d8e1

d8 Barend Herculaas * 25.3.1872 = Lady Grey 28.5.1872 x Maria Elizabeth Mynhardt

e1 Stefanus Cornelius * 1896 x Richard Smith Harding

Aliwal North Refugee Camp 1901 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: H Herbst

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Race: white

Marital status: single

Nationality: Free State

Registration as child: Yes

Unique ID: 54377

Camp History

Name: Aliwal North RC

Age arrival: 5

Date arrival: 22/01/1901

Farm History

Name: Waterloo

District: Rouxville


H Herbst is the child of Mrs M Herbst


Title: SRC 69 Aliwal North CR

Type: Camp register

Location: Free State Archives Repository

Reference No.: SRC 69

Notes: 106

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Stefanus Cornelius Herbst, b11c4d8e1's Timeline

January 1901
Age 5

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.

The origins of the Aliwal North camps are unusually well documented. In August 1900 Major Kendal Pretyman Apthorp, a relative of General Pretyman, the Military Governor of the Orange River Colony, was appointed District Commissioner of the Smithfield district. This area had a fairly large number of English-speaking farmers in addition to the Boer residents. When Apthorp took over, Smithfield was quiet. About forty impoverished families were asking for help and on 24 September 1900 Apthorp had to write to the Military Governor for funds and the right to appoint a Relief Committee to distribute aid.1
But at the end of September conditions began to change rapidly. Boer commandos had captured Zastron and Rouxville and occupied the towns for a couple of weeks. Shortly after Bethulie was threatened. A trickle of farmers began to rejoin the commandos. Apthorp was convinced that the Boers should be treated courteously and he was opposed to the farm burning which had begun to take place as reprisal for the raids. He was unhappy about the women, however, complaining that ‘they are far more bitter, and they excel the men as perverters of the truth’.

November 30, 1916
Age 20
Bethlehem, Free State, South Africa
Age 73
Age 73