Johannes Beytell served in the Mounted Section of the ZARP’s (Johannesburg Rydende Politie) and his application was signed by Commandant van Dam, founder and C/O of the ZARP’s. He initially served in the Ladysmith area and subsequently in the Cape Colony. He was captured at Johannesburg on 24 Aug 1900 (PoW No 12413) and sent to Diyatalawa Camp in Ceylon. As such he was not present at the famous stand of the ZARP’s at Bergendal (27 Aug 1900).
ABO (Burger J.F. Beytell). City Coins, December 2013
Johannes Frederik Beytell was born in the Cape Colony circa August 1857 (s.o. Jacobus Frederick Beytell, a Hollander, who died in Pretoria and Maria Elizabeth Jordaan who died in Bronkhorstspruit).
He was a member of Kruger’s Johannesburg Rydende Politie (Z.A.R.P.) and saw service in Ladysmith (rrLydie smith "), Natal and the Cape Colony ("Colone Eng") under General de la Rey (see LOT 103). At the age of 32, on 24 August 1900, he was captured whilst a member of the Johannesburg Field Cornetcy, his commandant being G.M.J. van Dam. Prisoner No. 12413 was transported aboard the Ranee II to the Diyatalawa Concentration Camp, Ceylon arriving on 6 October 1900.He was awarded the ABO on 24 October 1924, the application signed by Commandant G.M.J. van Dam, founder and commanding officer of the ZARPs.
Beytell was a farmer in the Standerton district at the time of his death on 29 July 1929 (Ref: TAB MHG 69827). He was married to Johanna Carolina Wilhelmina Viljoen. They had six children: Andries Gottlieb, Johannes Arnoldus, Anna Magdalena, Maria Eliza, Jacobus Frederick and Frederick Jordaan.'