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R P Oelofse 9 months 1 week ago #66051

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I am interested in researching a "R P Oelofse". I recently acquired a Mauser Rifle with this name carved on the stock. The serial number puts in the block of the first 10 thousand rifles ordered by the South African Republic/ZAR/Transval. I see there is someone of a similar name listed on the site as being taken prisoner and sent to Ceylon as a POW. If anyone has suggestions on how to proceed, I would appreciate it.

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R P Oelofse 9 months 1 week ago #66054

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Hi, it might be the rifle of Rudolph Petrus Oelofse who served in the Wepener Commando. Please post some pictures of the carved stock as other members might be interested as well.
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R P Oelofse 7 months 3 weeks ago #66855

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Here is a picture of the rifle
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R P Oelofse 6 months 1 week ago #67421

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Rudolph Petrus Oelofse of Wepenaar is likely the correct person. He applied for and was awarded an Anglo-Boer War medal in about 1930.
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R P Oelofse 6 months 1 week ago #67431

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That's great news - where is this medal info located?

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R P Oelofse 6 months 1 week ago #67434

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MIlitary archives, Pretoria.
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