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Swanepoel, H J. Burger 4 years 3 months ago #37401

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Two men with these initials:

Hendrik Jacobus. Served: Potchefstroom.

Hendrik Jozias. Served: Wakkerstroom.
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Swanepoel, H J. Burger 2 years 1 month ago #54523

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ABO (Burger H.J. Swanepoel)
South African Prisons Service medal for Faithful Service ("Voor Troue Dienst") (No. 1540/T WR. HJ.Swanepoel)

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Swanepoel served in the Boer war with the Potchefstroom Kommando. He was captured at Lichtenburg on 4 March 1901 and sent to Madras as a PoW.
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Swanepoel, H J. Burger 2 months 2 weeks ago #64016

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ABO (Burger H.J. Swanepoel)
Faithful Service Medal, Prisons Department (1965) (silver). Obverse Gevangenis DienstfPrisons Service, rev: For Faithful Service/Vir Trouwe Dienst No: 1540/T WR H.J. Swanepoel

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The first, Hendrik Jacobus served in the Potchefstroom Commando was captured at Lichtenburg and sent to Madras, while the second, Hendrik Jozias, who was also later captured, served in the Wakkerstoom Commando at Gatsrand and various other actions.
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