My great grandfather (Dr Charles Homer Doering) brought his wife, two sons aged 6 and daughter aged 5, to Joburg in 1898. He practiced dentistry in his uncle's practice in Pritchard Square.
They all lived in a house in Jolly St. in Bellevue. Could the kids have gone to school?
I think he came at a very bad time! He went off to help in Military Hospitals in Natal, Bloemfontein, and later around Joburg.
How did his wife cope - the city was virtually deserted, gangs of robbers roamed around, boarded up houses were robbed, food was very scarce . . . . .
My question is do any members know of any books, diaries, papers, magazines, published letters etc. that would describe the harsh housewife's life during the war?