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Marriage of Boer POW in India 9 years 3 months ago #13627

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Heidelberg Commando ABO's come up for sale fairly often in SA. I still watch for one to a Burgher with an English surname. I was keen on one to a Churchill, but that one went to a friend who collected ABO's (as did most of my ABO's). The Churchill medal was last known to be in London.

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Marriage of Boer POW in India 9 years 3 months ago #13629

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Hello Brett,
Well that is rather ironic as I like QSA's with afrikanar names! :)
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Heidelberg Commando ABO's come up for sale fairly often in SA. I still watch for one to a Burgher with an English surname. I was keen on one to a Churchill, but that one went to a friend who collected ABO's (as did most of my ABO's). The Churchill medal was last known to be in London.

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Marriage of Boer POW in India 6 years 6 months ago #46655

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Attached hereto the Marriage Certificate
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Most interesting. I know people are people, but was there extreme pressure on children from Boer families and Anglo families not to intermarry? How strong were the social parameters at the time and did they last long?

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Elmarie
I am most impressed by your contributions to this site! Thank you for the addition of the Marriage Certificate.

Mike
Thank you for the adjustment.

John
I suspect that there was a great deal of opposition to Boer/Brit marriages in those times, but 'love conquers all' (also availability and necessity!). The situation has eased over time (eg I married a Freestater, whereas my siblings stayed true to Natal). Now a person with an English surname may have Afrikaans as a home language (and vice versa). After the war, there were Boers who felt so strongly anti-British that they left SA to get away from them. Between 1948 and 1994 , it was English-speakers who left SA in large numbers, but Afrikaners much less so. After 1994, Afrikaners also spread their wings, and the Afrikaans radio station (RSG) now gets messages from expat Afrikaners all over the world.

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