ABO (Luit. & Adj. P.J. Furstenburg)
Lint voor Wonden (Wound Riband)
SA Prison Service Faithful Service Medal (No. 1802 Wr. P.J. Furstenburg)
City Coins October 2018.
Paul Jacobus Furstenburg, 19 years old, joined the Rebel Commando of Commandant Chris Botha on 1 May 1901. He mentioned on Vorm “B” that he was in action at Richmond, Uitspanfontein (near Fraserburg, 5 Feb 1902) and Spytfontein. On Vorm “C” he claimed being wounded through his left leg and thigh in the Uniondale District, September 1901. He laid down arms at Hopetown on 7 June 1902, surrendering 1 rifle, 1 bandoleer, 80 rounds, 1 horse, a saddle and a bridle. He appears on a photo of Cape Rebel Officers taken in 1902 (probably after their surrender) on page 209 of Malan’s book on Boer Officers.
Some time after the war he joined the Prison Services. In Divorce Papers that he filed in September 1927 (his second wife left him in 1923) he is confirmed as “Bewaarder, Locale Gevangenis, Pretoria: Warder, Local Prison, Pretoria”, but it is not known when he had completed the required 18 years’ service to qualify for the Faithful Service Medal.