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Naude, B J V. Burger 5 years 6 months ago #34310

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2 duplicate names on the roll.

Forename/initials: Barend Johannes Vorster. Served: Potchefstroom.

Forename/initials: Barend Johannes Voster. Served: Potchefstroom.

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Naude, B J V. Burger 4 years 11 months ago #44088

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Barred Johannes Vorster Naude was captured by Tpr. K.A. Warmington and the 6th South Australian Imperial Bushmen on 2 August 1901. They were two boys - Naude 16 and Warmington barely 18.

The South Australian helped himself to Naude's watch but returned it after the Great War 1914-1918 on reading that a BJV Naude had been mentioned in despatches. I've told this story in the attached short article which will appear in Boer War Dispatches No. 4 December 2015, the newsletter of the South Australian Boer War Association.

I met Warmington's granddaughter last week and we would like to get in touch with present day descendants of BJV Naude. They may not be aware of the story behind the watch if it remains in the family's possession, and we would very much like to see a photograph of it.

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Tony

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Naude, B J V. Burger 4 years 11 months ago #44090

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A great story, Tony. Thank you for sharing it. A small point ...... Naude's first name may have been 'Barend', rather than 'Barred'
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Naude, B J V. Burger 4 years 11 months ago #44091

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Tony,

As Brett says, that is a wondeful story. Those sort of events could not have happened very often which makes it all the nicer to read such accounts.

As to how you might make contact with the descendants, I am not sure, The surname is popular. Listing it here will help in case anyone should check their family genealogy.

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David
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Naude, B J V. Burger 4 years 11 months ago #44111

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Hi Tony......

Great and touching story great to see items returned.....

Mike
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