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Did anyone in my family fight in the boer war? 1 month 6 days ago #53627

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Good day

I want to find out if anyone of my family took part in the boer war.

My name is Ryno Joubert, my father is Leonard Daniel Joubert (born in 1967), my grandfather is Willem Johannes Joubert (born in 1943), my great grandfather is Leendert Daniel Joubert (born in 1907), my great great grandfather is Josua Andries Joubert (born in 1856) and my great great great grandfather is Gideon Johannes Joubert (born in 1812)

Hope anyone can help me.

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Did anyone in my family fight in the boer war? 1 month 6 days ago #53646

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Good Afternoon Ryno.......

I am sorry but I cannot help you with family members as there are a number of Joubert's in Find My Past and in the Boer section of the forum......

The weird thing is I just rec'd in the mail a QSA to a Private A. J. Joubert of the Graaff Reinet Town Guard......

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Did anyone in my family fight in the boer war? 1 month 5 days ago #53657

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Hello Ryno

The only one who could have served in the Boer war (1899-1902) was Josua Andries Joubert and the only name partially matching that in the records is a Josua Joubert who served with the Carolina Commando.

Where did your family, particularly Josua, come from? The commandos were raised locally from the men in the area.

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Good day Rory

Thank you for the reply. Josua Andries Joubert lived in Carolina. He had two farms there (Rietvlei and Jaaglust). His farms were surrendered and then he moved to the Belfast Refugee camp in May 1901.

The Josua Joubert you are referring to could be him :)

Do you maybe have more info regarding Josua and his participation in the war? It would be very interesting for me to know that one of my ancestors fought in the war.

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Did anyone in my family fight in the boer war? 1 month 5 days ago #53678

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Ryno

The information you seek can be found on what is called a Vorm B - the form completed by the Boer forces to claim their medal from about 1922 onwards.

Send me a PM and I will provide you with the contact details of Dewald Nel in Pretoria who is able to source this document for you iro Josua Joubert.

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