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d2 Petrus Gerhardus * 1855 x Maria Magdalena Grobler

e9 Willem Frederik * 31 Oktober 1890 = Potchefstroom 25 Januarie 1891

Krugersdorp Refugee Camp 1901 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: Master William F Herbst

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: male

Race: white

Marital status: single

Nationality: Transvaal

Registration as child: Yes

Unique ID: 139220

Camp History

Name: Krugersdorp RC

Age arrival: 11

Date arrival: 01/05/1901

Date departure: 28/02/1902

Reason departure: transferred

Destination: Natal

Tent number: 5

Farm History

Name: Herbst family

Town: Burghershoop

District: Krugersdorp


Master William F Herbst is the son of Mr Peter G Herbst


Title: DBC 79 Krugersdorp RC

Type: Camp register

Location: TAB

Reference No.: DBC 79

Notes: p.040a

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Willem Frederik Herbst, b3c8d2e9's Timeline

October 31, 1890
January 25, 1891
Potchefstroom, Southern DC, North West, South Africa
- 1902
Age 9
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.

Krugersdorp camp was formed relatively late, only on 15 April 1901. The camp was located about ¾ mile from Krugersdorp, under some koppies. It grew quite rapidly. By the end of May there were 1,531 residents and this had risen to over 4,000 by July. Many of these early arrivals were destitute and ill, short of clothes and without bedding. Their condition was so bad, in fact, that three died of starvation shortly after their arrival.