Anglo Boere Ooorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) Killed in Action in South Africa
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- In the last few years of the 19th Century, British Imperialism and Afrikaner Nationalism came into conflict with each other.
- This resulted in the Anglo Boer War of 1899-1902.
- The carriers of the British Imperialism were absolute convinced that the leaders of the Afrikaner Nationalism was a thread to them.
- In turn the leaders of the Afrikaner Nationalism on their side again were convinced that the leaders of the British Imperialism wanted to misuse their powers to destroy them.
- There was as far as both parties were concerned no place for both of them in South Africa.
From: Die Anglo Boereoorlog 1899-1902 by Frans-Johan Pretorius . Pretoria 1998
Blue names Geni Profiles
Black names Not on Geni Yet
They died on the battlefields
- Bindell, Englebert born Russia ca 1874
- S.o. Heinrich Bindell and Maria Betz
- Killed in action at Vlakfontein on 25/9/1901
- Frederick Andries George Van Blerk Circa 1847-October 23, 1900 (53)
- Killed in action at Klipfontein, Fauresmith
- Blake, George William *Leeds Yorkshire, British Soldier.
- S.o. William Blake and Mary Hinsworth.
- Died on 1/5/1901 at the age pf 25 in the Grey Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, Natal.
- Death Notice signed by his father on 3/3/1903 after the war.
- Breytenbach, Conrad Johannes Lodewyk (46.1years) died on 7/10/1903 in a tent in the country near Beira on commando.
- Farm History: Vlakfontein, Lydenburg
- Husband of Elsie Magdalena Jacoba and father of 5 children in the camp at Standerton
- Son of Jacob Conrad Breytenbaach and Maria Jacomina
- Sarel Johannes Marais (35) Died on 9/9/1900 on the Battlefields on a farm near Machadodorp.
- Husband of Aletta Maria Buurman and father of 5 children.
- S.o. Sarel Johannes Marais and Johanna Catrina Gouws.
- Research by Judi Marais- Meyer at NASA Pretoria. DN MHG 2420
- George Frederich Muller (32) Died on 30/06/1901 on the Battlefields on a farm Houtrich near Thabanchu
- Husband of Anna Margaretha Janse van Rensburg
- S.o Cornelis Johannes Andries Muller & Sarah Elizabeth Jachson
- Sarel Johannes Marais Died at the age of 59 on 7/10/1901 in action on a farm in the district of Bethal, former Transvaal.
- Research done at NASA - Pretoria MHG 1166 - Judi Marais-Meyer
- Husband of Martha Sophia Jacobs.
- S.o. Jan Gabriel Maris and Cornelia Jacoba Smit.
- 7 Children all adults.
- Meyer, Schalk Willem Jacob from Bernardus meer, Ermelo died on comando 3/8/1901
- Prinsloo, Barend Jacobus (62.4) in the Heidelberg District, Transvaal.
- S.o Joachim Petrus Prinsloo and Petronella Catharina Kruger.
- Married to Petronelle Margaretha Botha
- Widower of Martha Susanna Magdalena Prinsloo (nee Prinsloo) died ca 1878
- 5 Children from 1st marriage and
- 2 from 2nd marriage
- Petrus Johannes Visser ca 1845 - October 16, 1900 (55)
- Killed in action at Jagersfontein dist Fauresmith
- Married to Maria Elisabeth Magdalena Van Blerk (Soekoe)
- Wessels, Izaak Hendrik (41.6 years) Died on 15/3/1902 "in the veld on the farm Mooiklip ward 2 of Vryheid in action" (sic) as per DN MHG 412 NASA Pretoria
- Married to Johanna Jacoba de Jager who died on 21/9/1899 leaving behind 2 little children aged 6 and 4 respectively.
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