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Du Plessis, Casper Hendrik. Sers 5 years 10 months ago #29914

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From the next City Coins auction, November 2020

ABO (Sersj. C.H. du Plessis.)

Casper Hendrik du Plessis held the rank of Sergeant in the elite ZAR Police unit. His initial service was in Natal (Colenso and Ladysmith), followed by Abrahamskraal (Driefontein). At Dalmanutha he was one of 74 ZARPs who were entrenched among the rocks on the Bergendal Koppie and were subjected to the fire of Buller’s thirty-eight guns. Miraculously, the 27-year old Du Plessis was neither wounded nor killed but was taken prisoner and sent to St Helena as PoW No12217.
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