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Nicolaas Johannes BOTHA 1867-1899 Boshof kommando 3 months 3 weeks ago #73871

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Nicolaas Johannes BOTHA Boshof kommando, killed in action at the Battle of Kopje Enkel close to Kimberley on 3 November 1899.

Any information or websites on the battle would be appreciated.

Portrait courtesy of SA Genealogy.

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Nicolaas Johannes BOTHA 1867-1899 Boshof kommando 3 months 3 weeks ago #73886

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Ivan,

A man of this name was awarded an ABO so it would be worth retrieving his Vorm B to see if it is him. If may not be as his unit is listed as Cape Colony,

www.angloboerwar.com/forum/surname-b/119...ohannes-burger#27976

The Vorm should be available from either Rhino Research or Dewalt Nel (contact details in Contacts in the top menu). They will be able to advise you of the cost for this service.

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Nicolaas Johannes BOTHA 1867-1899 Boshof kommando 3 months 3 weeks ago #73889

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Ivan,

Kekewich in his diary mentions Boer activity that day in his diary but nothing too specific.

www.angloboerwar.com/forum/16-on-this-da...59-november-3rd#1359
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Nicolaas Johannes BOTHA 1867-1899 Boshof kommando 3 months 3 weeks ago #73902

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Hello Ivan

This is take from from The Diary of a Doctor's Wife – During the Siege of Kimberley October 1899 to February 1900 by Winifred Heberden

November 3

A small engagement took place this morning outside Kenilworth, which village the Boers approached somewhat closely for the purpose of raiding De Beer's cattle. Major Ayliff, C.P. was wounded in the neck; and soon after the enemy retreated to their kopje at a safe distance. Later, they managed to capture some oxen which their owners allowed to stray just a little too far, the native boys being afraid to ride round and drive them back.
The hooter sounded the alarm again at 4 p.m., owing to a brush with the enemy near Carter's Farm. Trooper Lubbe, C.P. was killed, and Sergeant Watermeyer, C.P. wounded. Several Boers were seen to fall from their horses.

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