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Van Blerk, P N. Burger 4 years 6 months ago #37871

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2 duplicate names on the roll.

Forename/initials: Pieter Nicolas. Served: Lydenburg.

Forename/initials: Pieter Nicolaas. Served: Senekal.

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Van Blerk, P N. Burger 1 year 1 month ago #60627

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ABO (Burger. P.N. van Blerk). City Coins October 2018

Both recipients applied during 1941. Sold with two sets of copied Vorm “B ” and related documents. One was a Bittereinder, the other POW at (Wittebergen) Brandwater Basin with Gen Prinsloo in July 1900 and sent to Ceylon.
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Van Blerk, P N. Burger 7 months 2 weeks ago #63059

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ABO (Burger. P.N. van Blerk). London Medal Company. April 2019 £225.

Pieter Nicholas Van Blerk came from Broughton, Ferndale, Johannesburg and saw service during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 as a Burgher with the Lydenberg Kommando from April 1900 to May 1902, being in action at Abraham’s Kraal. Van Blerk claimed his Anglo-Boere Oorlog Medal on 10th April 1942 whilst still living in Broughton, Ferndale, Johannesburg.

The other man by this exact name who also claimed the medal:

Pieter Nicholas Van Blerk came from Waterstraat, Senekal, and saw service during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 as a Burgher with the Senekal Kommando under Kommandant Prinsloo. Present on operations from 3rd October 1899, he was in action at Abraham’s Kraal, Tugela, Colenso, and was then captured with General Prinsloo in the Brandwater Basin at Wittebergen in July 1900, being then sent as a prisoner to Ceylon where he remained till the end of the war. Van Blerk claimed his Anglo-Boere Oorlog Medal on 25th August 1941 whilst still living in Waterstraat, Senekal.
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