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Joubert, M J. Burger 5 years 6 months ago #32347

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2 duplicate names on the roll.

Forename/initials: Martinus Jacobus. Served: Lydenburg.

Forename/initials: Marthinus Johannes. Served: Carolina.

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ABO (Burg. M. J. Joubert) sold by DNW June 2014 £310.

Marthinus Johannes Joubert joined the Carolina Commando in September 1899 and fought through the war as a bitter-ender.

After taking part in the action at Elandslaagte, the Carolina Commando was at the forefront at Spion Kop, taking the brunt of the early morning action until reinforcements arrived at 0930 hours. In leading his men the Commandant told them - “Burghers, we are going in against the enemy and we shall not all return. Do you duty and trust in the Lord.” The outnumbered force duly held its ground but at great cost, no less than 50 being killed or wounded. Joubert survived and later fought at Gras Nek, Triotsrand and Nelsberg;


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ABO (Burger M J Joubert) City Coins March 2003 and April 2013.

Marthinus Johannes Joubert was a “bittereinder”: he served in the Carolina Commando from 28. Sept. 1899 until he laid down arms on 6. June 1902. He fought in the Battles of Elandslaagte and Spion Kop.

It is not clear how either City Coins or DNW know that this is the correct M J Joubert.
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