Theodorus Graham (c.1877 - 1899)

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Nicknames: "Theodore"
Death: Died in Colenso, Uthukela DC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Cause of death: Killed during Battle of Colenso
Managed by: Donovan Penaluna
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About Theodorus Graham

Theodore Graham belonged to the Swaziland Commando which formed part of the Besieging Force under the command of General Christiaan Botha (1864-1912), younger brother of General Louis Botha, also born at Greytown, Natal. He was one of the early settlers of Swaziland, where he was stationed as Police Commandant at Bremersdorp during the 1890′s. He enrolled many of the local white citizens in a special unit, which he led into action during the first Boer invasion of Natal.

This Commando also fought at the battles of Colenso, Spioenkop and also the Breakthrough. At the battle of Colenso Theodore Graham and de Schlaaf were killed and J.A. du Plessis, P. Roos, Karel Hansen were slightly wounded.

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December 16, 1899
Age 22
Colenso, Uthukela DC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa