ABO (Burger P. L. de Kock);
With length of Wound Riband (LvW)
When war broke out Phillipus de Kock was employed at the Wolhuter Gold Mine in Johannesburg and, according to his Vorm “B”, he joined the Johanesburg Commando under Commandant de Meillon in January 1900. He was one of the two Burghers shown as wounded at Potfontein: according to the ZAR Casualty Returns it was a slight wound in the back, and he was noted as being in Springfontein Hospital.
What happened further to De Kock is not clear. On his Vorm “C” Application for the Wound Riband he stated that he was taken prisoner in Jeppestown while he was bedridden at home on account of his wound. However, according to the PoW Register this happened on 2 July 1900: one would think that a slight wound should have been completely healed after almost 5 months!
He was sent to Diyatalawa Camp (Ceylon) as PoW No 3248, returning to home in January 1903.