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Botha, D J. Burger 5 years 8 months ago #27835

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Two men with these initials.

Dirk Johannes. Served: Middelburg.
Daniel Jacobus. Served: Commandant Fouche. Received the Wound Ribbon (Lint voor Verwonding).
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Botha, D J. Burger 3 years 11 months ago #51643

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ABO (Burg. D. J. Botha). City Coins Dec 2004.

Daniel Jacobus Botha served with Komdt. W. Fouche. His Vorm “B” indicates that he served between 4 July 1901 and 8 June 1902 and saw action at Zuurvlakte, Paardeverlies, Schilderkrans, Koningskroon and "verskillende ander gevechten He qualified for the “Lint voor wonden” being wounded "voor die borst en op rechten schouder uif at Dist. Aliwal North, Zuurvlakte, K.P. on 14 July 1901.
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Botha, D J. Burger 2 months 1 week ago #72773

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From the next City Coins auction, November 2020

ABO (Burg. D.J. Botha)
With a length of Wound Riband (LvW)

Daniel Jacobus Botha was a Cape Rebel from the Dordrecht District. According to the “Cape Rebel Record” he joined the invading Boer forces between 2 Dec 1899 and 6 March 1900. He was tried in default at Dordrecht on 26 April 1901 and disqualified from voting for 5 years (Class 2 rebel). He re-joined on 4 July 1901 in Comdt Fouche’s Commando and was wounded ten days later at Zuurvlakte (bullet through right shoulder).

The Forsyth roll lists ABO medals to 2 Burgers named D J Botha. The Daniel J Botha medal has the WWI type naming and suspender, having been issued in mid-1921. The other one, to Dirk J Botha of the Middelburg Commando, was issued after June 1942 with WWII type naming and suspender.
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