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Where is ?????? 1 year 6 months ago #56443

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Hello Mike

Ha! I have most of that in The Register, here is the entry on FmP:



I will update the Gazetteer to make this information more obvious, and add a new entry for this Uitkomst.

Do you have Timlick's medal?

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Where is ?????? 1 year 6 months ago #56444

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Hi Meurig.......

No I don't have the medal, wish I did...... Helping fill in some holes in a families history......

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Where is ?????? 1 year 6 months ago #56446

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Hello Mike

Just checked in the British government's official papers on Martial Law (Cd.981). It states van Schalkwyk was tried at "Warm Baths" 25-11-1901, shot 17th December. No mention of Krugersdorp. The Court Martial President was Mjr Bird 2RDF, with Gpt Game RFA & Lt Britton 2RDF.

I am not sure where this "Warm Baths" is, if I can find the location of van Schalkwyk's grave that may help.

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Here you go Merig.......

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bela-Bela

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QSAMIKE wrote: Here you go Merig.......

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bela-Bela

Mike


Morning Mike,

There are two Warm Bath in the Gazetteer, this one, a town, which is 175km (by road today) north of Krugersdorp and a farm to the east near Carolina.

Which raises the possibility of a third, as yet unidentified, Warm Bath in the Gazetteer.

If it is the modern day Bela-Bela I don't get the geography: the incident took place near Krugersdorp at Uitkomst/Dwarsvlei, the court martial took place up to 175km away and the newspaper reports mention Krugersdorp not Warm Bath.

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Where is ?????? 1 year 6 months ago #56460

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I am the one who initiated this query via Mike.

I have subsequently determined the location of Dwarfslie/ Dwars Vlei/ Dwarsvley / Dwarsvlei and Uitkomst.

Dwarfslie and Uitkomst are neighbouring farms as can be seen on the attached map cropped from the 1:50k survey series map 2527DC.

S 25° 55.371 E 27° 43.301 is the approximate location of the battles that are described in the article 'Dwarsvlei, a Highveld farm: Forgotten battlefield of the Anglo-Boer War', found at samilitaryhistory.org/vol113js.html

Thanks for all the help!

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