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Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) MIDDELBURG Camp/Kamp

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MIDDELBURG, TRANSVAAL

http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php

  • The aim of the project is to add as many as possible profiles that are on Geni.
  • We will have a seperate part for deceased in the camp and those that survived.

People in this camp

12131

People who died in this camp

2008

Middelburg camp presents a problem in trying to understand why so many people died in the camps. It was the largest camp in the Transvaal system, reaching over 7,000 inmates at one point, and the reports of Dr Kendal Franks and the Ladies Committee suggest that it was very badly run. Dr Franks was critical of the layout of the camp and complained that the administration was ‘lax’, while the Ladies Committee thought it ‘one of the most unsatisfactory we have seen’.1 An intake of over 3,000 in May 1901 brought in desperately impoverished and debilitated people, which precipitated disease. By all these criteria the mortality in Middelburg ought to have been amongst the worst in the system, yet this was not the case, as a comparison with Mafeking camp shows. Indeed, apart from the May peak (a pattern which appeared in almost all the camps) mortality was little worse than the camp average, which was a record few camps achieved. How does the history of Middelburg camp help to explain this anomaly?

http://www2.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/bccd/Histories/Middelburg/

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  • Abramowitz, Isaac, (22) Russian Storekeeper

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  • Grandparents who adopted him, died in camp.
  • Buitendag, Johannes Jacobus (2) S.o. Kruger, Louisa Frederika above (she died) and Adriaan Roelof Breitendag who was on commando.
  • Buitendag, Roelof Adriaan, according to mothers DN born on 10/1/1897. S.o. Kruger, Louisa Fredericka who died above and Roelof Adriaan Buitenbag who was on commando.

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Died in camp

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Botes, Helena Dorothea Mev.(46) Vlakfontein,Pretoria

  • Saam met 3 Kinders in tent 1
  • Kinders:
  • Antonie Johannes Jurgens (3)
  • Engela Susara (10)
  • Emma Anna (3)
  • Adam Johannes Botha 48 years.
  • Josias Johannes Botha 8.11 years.
  • Kruger (Mev Buitendag) Louisa Frederika (26.6jaar) Died on 21/9/1901 in the Camp Hospital Naional Archives of SA (NASA) Pretoria. Husband signed her DN on 23/3/1903 after the War. H received compensation for her death of £173.5.6
  • Theunis Jacobus Botha (67.2)
  • Master Theunis Jacobus Botha (7)- adopted grandson of Theunis Jacobus Botha
  • Daniel Elardus Erasmus 1836 -

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  • Grobler, Susanna Sophia Maria (27) Death Notice MHG 634 as per documents researched by Judi Marais-Meyer at Pretoria National Archives Pretoria.
  • Wrongfully showed as mother of 3 children on the internet.

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  • Maritz, Maria Louiza Francina married to Jacob v d Westhuizen. (36.6 years) Died on 18/6/1901

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