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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 6 years 8 months ago #9137

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 6 years 8 months ago #9138

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Henk,

Always a pleasure. Tell us more about Commandant Blignaut at Itala - was he at Elandslaagte with his father and brothers?

Justin

p.s. David, how do you think we can capture the snippets of information for future readers of the site, without them having to go into the forum?

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 6 years 8 months ago #9139

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Justin,

Its a good question. I think I need to pursue the ABO roll further and then we can add these details to the individual's record.

I know what Brett means about the amount of information!

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David
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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 6 years 8 months ago #9166

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Hi Justin

Will report later on Comdt Blignaut in a separate post : still trying to dig out more about his early Boer War service.

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 6 years 8 months ago #9201

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Hello Henk,
I'd be interested to see the next page, 140, of your book, as well, Philip Rudolph Kock's statement is fascinating, what happened to J A Lepeltakkeeft, it was just getting really interesting when the page ran out.
I suspect that his encounter with British Cavalry on the battlefield, was his first and last.
Regards Frank

OSAKSA wrote: Hi everybody

No clasp Elandslaagte on the Boer side, but two ABO medals: one to a Burger, KiA, and one to a Veldkornet, wounded in this battle.

Michael Davitt, in "The Boer Fight for Freedom" reported on both.
Burger Petrus Gerhardus Blignaut was, according to a sworn statement, robbed of his boots, watch, money and snuff-box.
Veldkornet Servaas Daniel de Wet was robbed of his ring and money when he was severely wounded in the left leg

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 6 years 8 months ago #9211

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Frank,

I'm not sure if this list of Boer casualties

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

Hereby published for general information the following list of casualties, wounded and missing compiled by
the Information Bureau of the Red Cross.

Government Office F W Reitz
Pretoria, 17 Nov 1899 Secretary of State

HOLLANDER CORPS

With approval of the Government Prof Molengraaff carried out an investigation in connection with members
of the Hollander Corps who took part in the Battle of Elandslaagte. The results of the investigation are as
follows:

Killed on the Battlefield

Dr H J Coster
J Moora
C G de Jonge
H van Cittert
P van den Broek
M Schaink

These persons were identified on the battlefield by Dr Visser of the Ambulance of the Johannesburg
Commando by means of name tags, letters etc. found by him in the pockets of the fallen and wounded, or by
means of names on their clothing.

EXTRAORDINARY GOVERNMENT GAZETTE OF THE SA REPUBLIC, SATURDAY 18 NOV 1899.

Missing:

JH Breyer (on the list of prisoners the name Dreyer appears)
S Kaper (on the list of prisoners the name Raper appears)
Nienhuis (one particular J Nieuwenhuis, the first prisoner published, has escaped and returned to our main
lager; more than likely the same person as Nienhuis)
J de Graaf W Kool

Wounded, recovering or already recovered and returned to Pretoria

Dr Kakebeeke Minninga D Wicherlink C Willemse
P W Nijenes A J Rutgens Kuijpers G J Otto

The remaining members of the Hollander Corps who took part in the Battle of Elandslaagte together with
Commandant Lombaard, escaped unscathed from the Battle. Their names are:

H A Groskamp Engelberts Hofs I I v d Koppel
D B Stenerwald v d Loos Steyling C Singlé
P Jorissen F van Kruiselbergen I Schuurman J C Klasing
Van Marle H G IJsenbrand C Dubbelman J J Nijenes
Adelaar Franken Millerie Schapers
L Kerkhoff K Goldman I Drop C J Swierstra
C Besaans C Hagen A I Paul Van Dreumel
N Hahn Budding F H Bottelier J K Holtz
C Plokhooij H H Bonnema C Van der Linden P v d Bergh
P A Jans Reijnders G E Ter Haar Van der Ruit
I G Geurise Prins Wieland

Some of these have returned to Pretoria. Those still in possession of horse tackle have joined various other commandos.

Of the field service division of the Hollander Corps, the following did not take part in the Battle.

J Olie H Ruygrok
F Olie Van Wijk
Olie Jr de Wilde H Groeneveld Brouwer
K Van Rijsse Volker Wagner Scheepens
W Lagerweij Kenzenkamp B Venemans J Hasie
J de Bruijn Relker J J Kesting J J Barlage
L De Haas De Jongh Van Hoepen Snr Van Hoepen Jr
Ros Schultz Wollendorp G J J Bielen
Pfennig Brenkman Duijkers Molenaar
J Wijnbergen De Bruin W A Swaters Hennes
J B Weijers Van der Goorberg A Van der Meulen Peskens
I W Thesijssen Wan Zijl H Siemerink Lesturgeon
W Wijshek J L de Rijke Faassen F ten Burg
H Hollenbach J Hollenbach Parré Juijn
Ormel F J Huijsse
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