I have recently been given the original reburial 'begrafnis brief' written by Jan N Brink and printed in Ladybrand in 1904. Cmdt Ferreira commandant of Ladybrand Commando at Paardeberg was accidently killed by Boer sentries on 18 Feb 1900. He was reburied on the farm 'Destadesfontein'on Wednesday 13 January 1904.
His public career as Free State Rep Volksraad member is described in detail and his military career is confirmed in Veldkornet Reg Mostyn Cleaver's letters in his book "The War letters of a Free State Burgher". Both make for good reading and present a first hand account of life on commando against the British.
Does anyone know whether his ABO & DTD medals were ever claimed ? Perhaps Henk can help?
Any further info will be appreciaited.
I will check thru the document and let you know, perhaps tomorrow.
I've just returned from a most interesting history tour to Graaff Reinet district, visiting skirmish sites and tracing the routes taken by Cmdt Lotter & Cmdt Scheepers and the various burial sites.
Tkx for your enquiry.