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Researching family history during the AngloBoerWar 7 months 6 days ago #67990

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I have located the grave of my great grandfather that died in the war between the two skirmishes at Silkaats nek.
His name was Arrie Gerhardus Oberholzer and he died at a Mission station near the current Soshanguwe after being shot in the stomach on 12/07/1900 and passed away of his wounds on the 14/07/1900 at the age of 38. He was a veldkornet and part of the Marico commando and saw action with Manie Lemmer in Lobatse. I would appreciate any further info regarding him and the commando.

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Researching family history during the AngloBoerWar 7 months 5 days ago #67991

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Nober,

Welcome to the forum.

There is very little information on the Boer Commandos during the war, The best we can often do is to piece together the movements for a Commando based on books, other histories and the forms completed by Commando members when applying for their ABO.
Dr David Biggins
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Researching family history during the AngloBoerWar 7 months 4 days ago #68007

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Hello Nober

You may want to join the following groups on Facebook - each has a number of well informed South Africans who know the Boer side very well:

www.facebook.com/groups/AngloBoerWar/
Anglo-Boer Wars/Anglo-Boere Oorloe
ABW Research / ABO Navorsing
Researcher & Collector
The Register of the Anglo-Boer Wars 1899-1902
theangloboerwars.blogspot.co.uk/
www.facebook.com/boerwarregister
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