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.
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
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
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
Killed on the Battlefield
Dr H J Coster
C G de Jonge
H van Cittert
P van den Broek
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.
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