He was very lucky to escape with his life on the 21st of October, he would have done rather better had he simply completed a tenure of conscription in his countries own army and returned home to Frankfurt, he would doubtless lived a somewhat longer life had he done so.
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Anglo-Boer War: 1902 (May 3) 1d. postal stationery reply card outward half unusually used registered to Germany with added 1893 1/2d. green pair and 1902 1d. carmine cancelled by three fine strikes of ‘Maltese cross in circle cork’ type 03.19, showing type 3 registration oval in black, type 1 circular “CENSOR/PRISONERS OF WAR” mark in red initialled “VA” (William Waldemar, Baron Von Ahlefeldt Ludwigsburg, known between Mar. 16 and May 8 1902) and Memel May 29 arrival. The card written and signed by Col. Adolf Schiel (1858-1903), commander of the German Commando of Johannesburg, captured at the Battle of Elandslaagte, as well as the autograph of interned Boer General Piet Cronje (1836-1911) who had surrendered at the Battle of Paardeberg.