Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC:

Kolbe's VK Korps and F.F .Kolbe 1 month 4 weeks ago #71408

  • matseb
  • matseb's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Fresh recruit
  • Fresh recruit
  • Posts: 15
  • Thank you received: 0
Would anyone have any information about Kolbes VK Korps and F.F Kolbe who received the DTD,LVW and ABO Medal ?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kolbe's VK Korps and F.F .Kolbe 1 month 4 weeks ago #71425

  • Rob D
  • Rob D's Avatar
  • Away
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 117
  • Thank you received: 53
There are two very small Kolbe units listed on this site, Gen Kolbe and Komdt Kolbe
www.angloboerwar.com/unit-information/bo...dos-and-the-abo-roll
The General's name was Willem J Kolbe [photo attached] so he is not your man.
I'm not sure what VK means, in "Kolbes VK Korps".
VK could mean "Scouts" i.e. Verkenner Korps or Verkenning Korps [as in Edwards Verkenner Korps = Edwards' Scouts] - but in the list of Scouts units [Edward's Scouts, Fichardt's Scouts, Hassell's Scouts, Jooste's Scouts, Kirsten's Scouts, Ricchiardi's Scouts, Runck's Scouts, Scheeper's Scouts, Theron's Scouts, Theunissen's Scouts, Von Goeben's Scouts], I can find no Kolbe's Scouts.
So, VK could mean Veldkornet.
Sorry if that is no use at all!
The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.
Attachments:
The following user(s) said Thank You: matseb

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kolbe's VK Korps and F.F .Kolbe 1 month 3 weeks ago #71484

  • matseb
  • matseb's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Fresh recruit
  • Fresh recruit
  • Posts: 15
  • Thank you received: 0
I am wondering whether Frederick Fortunatus Kolbe was a relative of General Kolbe
His rank on medals is " Kapt .':
His DTD was for Heiwand ,Spioenkop 25-1-19oo ( wounded twice ) and Jaline 24-9-1901 ( wounded )
Served at battles of Colenso , Sp ??? Ko??? ( this probably Spioen Kop ), ??? 23-2-1902 ( writing on form difficult to read )
Served under Botha, Botha, Beyers , Opperman and ( illegible )

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Kolbe's VK Korps and F.F .Kolbe 1 month 3 weeks ago #71488

  • Rob D
  • Rob D's Avatar
  • Away
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 117
  • Thank you received: 53
A couple of points:

It may be my ignorance, but: I've not heard of Heiwand nor Jaline, as places or battles.
If you too can't place those names, perhaps you could upload a copy of the DTD/Vorm B etc - just in case the handwriting can be interpreted differently?

There was a 30 yr old Fred Fortunatus Kolbe in the Volksrust concentration camp. You can see his relatives and other identifiers here
www2.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/bccd/Person/16276...ck_Foratuncto_Kolbe/
Note some family members are spelt Kolbie
The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.
The following user(s) said Thank You: matseb

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Page:
  • 1
Moderators: djb
Time to create page: 0.759 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum