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Last surviving Boer? 6 years 4 weeks ago #16611

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Henk

:woohoo: amazing to see these these, thank you!

It seems rather sad that we might never know who was the last Boer veteran. I am going to ask a reporter friend if he might have friends at the Rapport newspaper, possibly they might have something in their archives?

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Last surviving Boer? 6 years 4 weeks ago #16613

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Brian,

Agreed. It would be good to identify these men before they fade from memory.
Dr David Biggins

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Last surviving Boer? 6 years 4 weeks ago #16617

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Hi

It may be worthwhile to access the Sunday Times Archives for that period in 1982, get the names (Boer & Brit) and then check deceased estates.

Anybody with contacts/influence may be able to find out when the last "Oud-stryders pensioen"
was paid out.

Henk

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Last surviving Boer? 6 years 4 weeks ago #16631

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Henk

That is a good lead...there might be someone I know who might just have such influence.

I will definitely follow this up.

Brian

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Last surviving Boer? 1 week 4 days ago #67527

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Re-reading this story from 6 years ago made me marvel anew at the efforts made by Henk to get Mr Lubbe the medals he so richly deserved. Now, of course, we wonder how many WWII veterans are out there who have never claimed their medals.

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