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.