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POW at Paulpietersberg on 20.6.1901 - help please! 1 week 6 days ago #64199

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I require the collective brainpower of Forum members to help me with this one.

I have an ABO medal to Lieutenant J.S. Verheem of the Z.A.R. Staats Artillerie - having fought at Colenso, Spioenkop and other places he was taken POW "near" Paulpietersberg on 20 June 1901.

Can anyone shed light on what the Staats Artillerie were doing there on that date?

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POW at Paulpietersberg on 20.6.1901 - help please! 1 week 6 days ago #64200

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"[2730: 2726-3049] a town in the South African Republic (Paulpietersburg district; KwaZulu-Natal), 40 km north of Vryheid. Variant: P.P. Burg (abbreviation used in HMG). Between 18 and 20 June 1901, the town was surrounded by Lt-Col M.F. Rimington's column, but only seven burghers were captured as it had been evacuated. HMG IV p.201 (map no.56)."

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