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Pienaar, Benjamin Daniel. Kaptein 5 years 2 months ago #35085

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Served: General de la Rey. Awarded the DTD (Dekoratie voor Trouwe Dienst).
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Pictures courtesy of DNW

DTD (Kapt. B. D. Pienaar); ABO (Kapt. B. D. Pienaar); Coronation 1937. Sold by DNW March 2010 £1,800

BD Pienaar was born in Potchefstroom in 1867 and educated at Victoria College, Stellenbosch. An officer in the Boer Forces, he was on the staff of General Cronje and latterly with General de la Rey. For his services in the Anglo-Boer War, he was awarded the War Decoration for Loyal Service and the War Medal. Following the Union of South Africa, he was the Potchefstroom Member of the Transvaal Provincial Council. He was also General Agent and Appraiser to the Land Bank, Potchefstroom and a Member of the District Bestuur of ‘Het Volk’. In 1937 as a Senator, he was awarded the Coronation Medal.
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