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Enslin, Pieter Jeremias Blighaut. Burger 4 years 7 months ago #30485

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ABO. City Coins, August 2016.

In May 1923 Pieter Enslin gave his rank as Adjutant on his Vorm “B” application. In a subsequent letter he wrote:

“As I stated I was Adjutant to Gen J. C. Kemp. That is on my discharge I got from him as I was his Adjutant from 1901 - 1902 June when we surrendered according to Vereeniging peace treaty. I was on his staff as Burger and Adjutant. I do not know what to call it as I am not acquainted with the military business now.”

In a marginal note in English on Vorm “B” the discharge document is confirmed and “to Gent Kemp” was added in the second (Rank) column. However, the Medal Advisory Board decided that the medal should be issued to Burger Enslin.

Enslin served for 6 months under Gen. de Wet in the Free State and Cape Colony and he is listed as such in the Forsyth Roll.

It is more correct to consider him as a member of Gen. Kemp’s Commando, as is evident from the battles he took part in: Vlakfontein, Rooiwal, Yzerspruit, Moedwil and Hartsrivier.

He died in the Transvaal in 1937 (Estate Reference 96598).
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