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

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  • Christiaan Rudolf de Wet, b1c2d5e5f8 (1830 - 1901)
    EGGSA Grafsteen
  • Jacobus William Meintjes (1819 - 1901)
    [c6] Willem, * Waveren, ≈ Cape Town 19.3.1758, x Swartland 11.12.1774 Barbara Christina Hanekom, ≈ 29.3.1761, d/o Albert Hanekom and Margaretha Krugel. According to his Death Notice, Will...
  • Johanna Catharina Taljaard, F (c.1901 - 1902)
    KROONSTAD CONCENTRATION CAMP Born in camp? No Place of death: Kroonstad RC Age died: 10 months Died in camp? Yes Cause of death: marasmus Gender: female Race: white Marital status: sing...
  • Maria Elizabeth Steyn, a1b1c3d7e10f7 (1900 - 1901)
    KROONSTAD CONCENTRATION CAMP Born in camp? No Place of death: Kroonstad RC Age died: 1 years Died in camp? Yes Cause of death: broncho-pneumonia Gender: female Race: white Marital statu...


  • Camp details
  • Date open:01/03/1901
  • Date closed:12/01/1903
  • Rations:15/2/1901: For native refugees: Natives over 12 years of age: Daily: 1½ lbs either mealies, K/corn, unsifted meal or mealie meal; ¼ oz salt; Weekly: 1 lb fresh or tinned meat; ½ coffee; 2 oz sugar - all but the corn to cost 4½d per ration.
  • Notes:15/1/1903: Telegram, Superintendent, Kroonstad to CSRC: Camp cleared yesterday. Weekly telegram nil.
*Unique ID:12


They Lived to go home




Elsje Maria de Bruin, nee Janeke *17/2/1875 +12/1/1959. Wife of Sarel Cornelis de Bruin. Taken from the area Zeeland, dist Kroonstad.

They Died




Hendrik Johannes de Bruin *1896 +16/9/1901 Kroonstad RC. Died of whooping cough and pneumonia. Hendrik Louis Janette de Bruin *ca 1899 +28/2/1901 Kroonstad RC. Cause of death not given, possibly measles? Sarel Cornelis de Bruin *ca1901 +ca 1901 new born, maybe premature. Kroonstad RC. These three were brothers, the first children of Elsje de Bruin (above).


  • Cause of Death – Pneumonia


  • Her son, Dirk Cornelius (12) also died in the camp as well as
  • her 10 month old daughter, Johanna Catharina.
  • Wife of Jacobus Petrus Taljaard
  • They came from the farm Zooikraal, Kroonstad.


  • D.o. Louisa Maria Chirstina Meintjies above and brother of Dirk Louis above.
  • From Farm Deelpan dist. Kroonstad
  • Wife of Hendrik Jacobus Lourens Taljaard above
  • From Farm Deelpan dist. Kroonstad
  • Cause of Death: Bronchitis
  • From Farm Deelpan dist. Kroonstad
  • Cause of Death: Measles
  • D.o. Hendrik Jacobus Lourens Taljaard & Margaretha Petronella Taljaard (Haasbroek)
  • Cause of Death: Measles
  • Brother of Eva Johanna above & Catharina Cornelia below
  • Cause of Death: Pneumonia
  • From Farm Voorspoed dist. Kroonstad
  • Sister of Eva Johanna & Jacobus Johannes above
  • Cause of Death: Measles






  • Botha, Cornelis Johannes (17 years and 10 moths) Died of cerebro-spinal meningitis
  • Came from farm Zuurhof, Kroonstad

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While the two main forces in the Anglo-Boer War 2 were White, it was not an exclusively White war. At least 15 000 Blacks were used as combatants by the British, especially as scouts to track down Boer commandoes and armed block house guards, but also in non-combatant roles by both British and Boer forces as wagon drivers, etc. They suffered severely as result of the British "scorched earth policy" during which those who lived on White farms were removed to concentration camps, as were the women and children of their White employers