Father - ABO (Burger P. Daffue)
Son - ABO (Burger P. Daffue)
Petrus Daffue Snr. was taken POW at Paardeberg on 27 Febuary 1900 (age 52, POW No 937) together with his two sons Jan Marthinus (age 23, POW number 938) and Petrus Jnr. (age 17, POW No 939).
They had served in the Schweizer-Reneke Ward of the Bloemhof Commando, seeing action at Kraaipan, Mafeking, Modder River and Magersfontein, prior to their capture with Gen Cronje’s surrender. All three of them were sent to Broadbottom Camp on St Helena.
According to the records of the War Museum of the Boer Republics in Bloemfontein a total of 577 Burghers died abroad as Prisoners of War. On 16 June 1902, some 2 weeks after the end of the war, P. Daffue Snr died of Beri-beri at the age of 54. He is buried in Knollcombe Cemetery on St Helena. P. Daffue Jnr successfully applied for his own ABO medal in August 1941, and, as the only surviving son, he later successfully applied for a posthumous award of the ABO medal to his father. The other son, J.M. Daffue, did not apply for an ABO medal.