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Photograph of General Philip Botha, leader of the Kroonstad Commando. (Source: Van Zyl, Die Helde-Album van ons Vryheidstryd [1944], P120).


Boedel / Estate No. VAB MHG B3037


EGGSA Grafsteen / Gravestone


BOTHA, Philip Rudolph (Greytown, Natal 30.6.1851 - Doornberg, near Ventersburg. OFS 6.3.190l) He was the elder brother of Gen Louis Botha. At the commencement of the SA War he lived at Vrede. OFS, so joined the Boer forces there. He was appointed asst field general, first coming into prominence at Paardeberg in attempting to free Gen Cronje. His rearguard actions at Poplar Grove ensured the escape of President Steyn and President Kruger. He commanded the Harrismith Commando and was forced back to Winburg and the Brandwater Basin, but escaped with Gen De Wet. He then operated in the Springkaansnek area where he lured Major D. Laing into an ambush near Lindley in which Laing was killed. Various skirmishes followed in the Ventersburg district. Gen Botha was killed while storming a British post near Ventersburg.

Source: South African Military Whoʼs Who, 1452-1992 by Ian S. Uys. Fortress Publishers, 1992


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Genl. Philip Rudolph Botha, b1c7d2e3f1g2h3's Timeline

1851
June 30, 1851
Greytown, (South) Umzinyathi DC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1867
February 17, 1867
Age 15
1874
November 3, 1874
Age 23
Vrede, Thabo Mofutsanyane, Free State, South Africa
1876
April 27, 1876
Age 24
1877
October 14, 1877
Age 26
Vrede, Thabo Mofutsanyane, Free State, South Africa
1880
1880
Age 28
1882
1882
Age 30
1883
November 11, 1883
Age 32
Vrede, Thabo Mofutsanyane, Free State, South Africa
1886
1886
Age 34
Vrede, Oranje Vrystaat
1895
April 16, 1895
Age 43