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Blignaut, P G. Burger 6 years 6 months ago #27534

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2 duplicate names on the roll.

Forename/initials: Petrus Gerhardus. Served: Johannesburg.

Forename/initials: Petrus Gerhardus. Served: Johannesburg.

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Blignaut, P G. Burger 11 months 2 weeks ago #72600

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From City Coins #71, November 2020:

ABO (Burger P.G. Blignaut)

Petrus Gerhardus Blignaut served in the Johannesburg Commando under General Kock and was killed during the Elandslaagte Battle. He was 58 years old.

Michael Davitt, in “The Boer Fight for Freedom” p139, stated “I also saw the remains of Piet Blignaut, senior. His boots, watch, money and snuff-box were gone”.

There were two posthumous ABO medals issued for Burger P G Blignaut. His widow successfully applied in December 1922, using his correct first name “Petrus”: the whereabouts of that medal is not known. His eldest surviving daughter subsequently put in an application in June 1941, using “Pieter” as his first name, and a second medal (listed above: WWI type suspender and WWII type naming) was duly issued.
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