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S. Trichardt's Commando, Middelburg 4 years 5 months ago #46716

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While researching my mother's family during the Boer War, I've found quite a few of my ancestors in the Middelburg RC ( www2.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/bccd/Histories/Middelburg/ ).

Lucas Barend Jacobus Groenewald (third great grandfather)
Age arrival: 51
Date arrival: 25/02/1902
Date departure: 12/01/1903

Coenraad Jacobus Groenewald (fourth great uncle)
Age arrival: 37
Date arrival: 17/02/1902
Date departure: 09/12/1902
Notes: 10 Feb 1902 at Middelburg. S. Trichard's commando.

Lucas Barend Jacobus Stieler (second great grandfather)
Age arrival: 19
Date arrival: 01/03/1902
Date departure: 12/08/1902
Notes: 28 Feb 1902. Of S Trichardt's commando

Hendrik Frederik Stieler (third great uncle)
Age arrival: 28
Date arrival: 03/03/1902
Date departure: 03/09/1902
Notes: 28 Feb 1902. Of S Trichardt's commando

Louis Willem Johannes Stieler (third great uncle)
Age arrival: 17
Date arrival: 01/03/1902
Date departure: 12/08/1902
Notes: 28 Feb 1902. S Trichardt's commando

Can anyone tell me more about S. Trichardt's Commando i.e. is this S.P.E. Trichardt's Commando? i.e. State Artillerist? My third great uncle F.W. Stieler, subject of another post on this forum, died at the Battle of Elandslaagte. He was in the Pretoria Staatsartillerie.

I found an article:
London, 24th February 1902.
Particulars which have come to hand of the recent capture of 164 Boers at Nooitgedacht on the Delagoa railway, by Colonel Parks' mounted force and a body of National Burgher Scouts, show that the troops under Colonels Parks, Williams, and Urmston, surprised three of Trichardt's laagers, but the members of the Boer Government and the notorious train-wrecker Jack Hindon escaped. Twenty of Trichardt's force surrendered at Middelburg, and Colonel Williams captured more on Saturday.

Is it safe to assume that the burghers listed above, who were part of S. Trichardt's Commando, are the one's referred to in article above?
Gebore onder de Engelsche vlag, wens ik niet daaronder sterven.
~ Paul Kruger

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S. Trichardt's Commando, Middelburg 2 months 2 weeks ago #70994

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Hi - did you find any more of this? I'm researching a father/son - Venter - in the Middleburg Commando under Trichardt. They surrendered on 10 February 1902 at Balmoral and I was wondering if this was in a particular action?

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