Genl. Manie Botha

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Genl. Hermanus Nicolaas Wilhelm Botha, b1c7d2e3f1g2h3i3

Birthplace: Cornelia, Vrede, Thabo Mofutsanyane, Free State, South Africa
Death: January 23, 1950 (72)
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Genl. Philip Rudolph Botha, b1c7d2e3f1g2h3 and Magdalena Maria Wessels
Husband of Anna Elizabeth Botha; Margaretha Louisa Christina Greyling and Johanna Botha
Father of Hermanus Nicolaas Botha; Susan Claassens; Private User and Philip Rudolph Botha, b1c7d2e3f1g2h3i4j1
Brother of Elizabeth Margaretha Botha, b1c7d2e3f1g2h3i1; Johanna Wilhelmina Elizabeth Catherina Boshoff, b1c7d2e3f1g2h3i1; Louis Pieter Hellet Botha, b1c7d2e3f1g2h3i2; Charles Botha, b1c7d2e3f1g2h3i4; Gert Botha, b1c7d2e3f1g2h3i6 and 4 others

Occupation: Military Officer
Managed by: Alexander Armenis
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About Genl. Manie Botha

Hermanus Nicolaas Wilhelmus Botha (Manie). Farmer and soldier. Born 14 October 1877, district of Frankfort, OFS. Farmed in the Vrede district; served in the Anglo-Boer War and in the First World War when he commanded the 4th South African Brigade with the rank of Brigadier-General. Member of the Union House of Assembly for Frankfort. Died 23 January 1950.

Source: Selections from the Smuts Papers: Volume 4, November 1918-August 1919


1915-05-XX Brigadier-General


District Officer Commanding Kroonstadt Military District

Commanding Officer 5th Mounted Brigade

General Officer Commanding 1st South African Division 1915-XX-XX

General Officer Commanding 3rd South African Division 1940-XX-XX – 1942-XX-XX

General Officer Commanding 3rd South African Armoured Division 1942-XX-XX – 1945-XX-XX


General Manie Botha who commanded the Harrismith Boers during the war and at the Battle of Paardeberg, is buried on Kalwerfontein, which now belongs to his son.

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Genl. Manie Botha's Timeline

October 14, 1877
Vrede, Thabo Mofutsanyane, Free State, South Africa
March 12, 1910
Age 32
Age 45
January 23, 1950
Age 72
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa