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William Herbert Steyn, f8g1

Also Known As: "Willie", "b1c8d13e6f8g1"
Death: Died in Lydenburg, MP, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Marthinus Willem Petrus Steyn, b1c8d13e6f8 and Anna Cornelia Catharina Steyn
Husband of Aletta Johanna van Zyl, b2c7d6e2f9g5
Father of Izak van Zyl Steyn, b1c8d13e6f8g1h1; Johan Siebert Steyn, b1c8d13e6f8g5h2; Aletta Johanna Bergh and Vladimir Petroff Steyn, b1c8d13e6f8g1h4
Brother of Eustace Steyn, b1c8d13e6f8g6; Minnie Steyn, b1c8d13e6f8g2; Johan Siebert Steyn; Reginald Steyn, b1c8d13e6f8g3; Frances Steyn, b1c8d13e6f8g4 and 1 other

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About Willie Steyn

The story of his escape from a POW camp in Ceylon and their return to South Africa via Russia, when they again joined in the war. This story is told in three books:

Die Vyf Swemmers: Die Ontsnapping Van Willie Steyn En Vier Medekrygsgevangenes Uit Ceylon 1901

  • Author: C. J. Barnard
  • Format: Book
  • Publish Date: January 1988 by Tafelberg Uitgewers
  • ISBN-10: 0624026191
  • ISBN-13: 9780624026198
  • Edition: 1st

Terug na kommando. Avonture van Willie Steyn en vier ander krygsgevangenes,

  • Author: Lukas Andries Visagie
  • Publisher: Kaapstad [etc.] Nasionale pers beperk, 1932.

"'Ontsnap! Boerekrygsgevangenes se strewe na vryheid"'

  • Author: Albert Blake
  • Format: Book
  • Published: 2015 by Tafelberg Uitgewers
  • ISBN: 978-0-624-06997-3
  • Edition: First

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Willie Steyn's Timeline

September 30, 1875
December 30, 1903
Age 28
Vanrhynsdorp, West Coast DC, Western Cape, South Africa
January 17, 1905
Age 29
Heilbron, FS, South Africa
December 8, 1907
Age 32
Nieuwoudtville, NC, South Africa
November 14, 1909
Age 34
Richmond, NC, South Africa
April 14, 1913
Age 37
Richmond, NC, South Africa
June 2, 1946
Age 70
Lydenburg, MP, South Africa