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De Leeuw, A. Burger 9 years 2 months ago #29573

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Served: Hollander Corps.
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De Leeuw, A. Burger 7 months 3 weeks ago #92856

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Hi, is there anyone with more information on de Leeuw, A. ? I believe he was my granfathe. Any information will do and if there is a photo ???? Thanks and regards, Robert C. de Leeuw

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De Leeuw, A. Burger 7 months 3 weeks ago #92857

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You can contact Dewald Nel on [email protected] he will be able to provide you with a copy of a Vorm B - this form is the one De Leeuw would have completed when applying for his medal. It contains where he fought, if he was wounded, under which commando he fought and an address for the medal to be sent to.

I don't know how old you are but A De Leeuw would have been born in at least 1885 to have fought in the Boer War - given this info is he still your grandfather?

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De Leeuw, A. Burger 7 months 3 weeks ago #92860

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See:
wmbr.org.za/foreign-volunteers/1026-de-l...erlands-and-belgium/
The Hollander Corps suffered heavy casualties at Elandslaagte, perhaps he was there?
As Rory suggests, contact Dewald Nel for a copy of his Vorm B.
The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.
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De Leeuw, A. Burger 7 months 3 weeks ago #92863

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Rory wrote: "I don't know how old you are but A De Leeuw would have been born in at least 1885 to have fought in the Boer War - given this info is he still your grandfather?"

I do feel the need to point out my paternal grandfather was born in 1884 and I have surviving second cousins younger than me whose paternal grandfathers were born in 1880 & 1882.:)

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De Leeuw, A. Burger 7 months 3 weeks ago #92868

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Thanks all. Mij grandfather A. de Leeuw was born october 3rd, 1874 and went to SA 1897 as telegrafist with the SARailways in Roode Poort
My father was born may 7th, 1910 in Amsterdam and I was born may 21st, 1949 (I am now 74 :)
Would there be more information available, perhaps a photo, of Asserr de Leeuw?
Could I get / buy the medal again ? I had one but was lost during moving.
Thanks and kind regards, Robert
Ps. I have already been in thouch with Dewald Nel who provide me with the original application for the medal.
I am new here and I do not know if I may ask assistance: the application states: station "famhauser". burgerwacht "viljonesdrift", Gen. Botha in "Mayenkom" (first railway staion befor Vereeniging. "Boksburg" . Anyone knows the correct spelling of the places between "" ? Thanks!

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