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De Bruyn, Wessels Johannes. Burger 5 years 10 months ago #29349

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Served: Politie. Received the Wound Ribbon (Lint voor Verwonding).
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De Bruyn, Wessels Johannes. Burger 3 months 1 week ago #72663

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From the next City Coins auction, November 2020.

ABO (Burg. W.J. de Bruyn)
With a length of Wound Riband (LvW)

This medal has e/k damage right round the rim and has probably been re-suspendered.

Wessel Johannes de Bruyn was a member of the ZARP’s, the famous ZAR Police. He served from 6 January 1900 and was wounded by a bullet in the hand on 10 March 1900. He recuperated in the Staats Meisjesschool in Pretoria which had been converted into a hospital and subsequently served until the cessation of hostilities. Unfortunately, he was not forthcoming about his later service and only mentioned Orange Free State, Cape Colony and Transvaal on Vorm “B”. One would therefor never know if he was one of the ZARP’s who managed to escape from their famous stand at Dalmanutha/Berg-en-Dal on 27 August 1900.
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