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Fourie, Pieter Zecharia. Burger 4 years 6 months ago #30913

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Served: General Liebenberg.
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Fourie, Pieter Zecharia. Burger 4 years 6 months ago #40795

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ABO (Burger P. Z. Fourie) sold by DNW March 2010. £140.

Pieter Zacharia Fourie served as a Burger in the Lebenberg Commando. He was present in the actions at Elandslaagte, Ladysmith, and others.

He was captured at Cyferfontein on 30 November 1901 and held as a prisoner-of-war on St. Helena.
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Fourie, Pieter Zecharia. Burger 4 years 1 month ago #43150

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ABO (Burger P. Z. Fourie). eBay Sep 15. US $ 500



The ABO Application form lists Pieter Zacharias Fourie as having served in the Commando of "Gen. Liebenberg". Another source lists P J Liebenberg as one of the Commandants of the Potchefstroom Commando, which operated mostly in the western Transvaal, and Fourie was evidently with this Commando when he was captured. Fourie mentions on his form that he was with Commandant Erasmus and General Botha at Ladysmith. Erasmus was the Commandant of the Pretoria Commando and General Botha took over command of the Natal campaign at an early stage, so he was under these men in Natal during the early part of the war.

Listed operations he took part in are listed below:

Elandslaagte
Ladysmith
Majuba
Donkerhoek
Silikats Nek
Klerksdorp

He was captured on November 30, 1901 at Cyferfontein at age 26 and subsequently shipped off to St. Helena as a POW.
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ABO (Burger P. Z. Fourie). City Coins November 2007

Pieter Fourie’s initial service was with the Pretoria Commando at Elandslaagte. When he was captured at Cyferfontein in the Western Transvaal on 30 Nov 1901 he was in a section of the Lichtenburg Commando that resorted at that time under Gen Liebenberg of Potchefstroom.
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