ABO (Burger J.P.C. Gildenhuys). City Coins March 2003.
Jacobus Gildenhuys only joined the Winburg Commando in mid-1900. He could have been 16 or even much younger at the time. He saw service at a number of smaller actions, including that at Biddulphsberg (“Bietools Berg” on Form).
ABO (Burger J.P.C. Gildenhuys). Skimmed, officially re-impressed. City Coins, December 2013.
Jacobus Petrus Cornelis Gildenhuys was bom in Ficksburg, Oranje Yrij Staat. Currently, his parents are unknown. He died 18 January 1962. He was married in Winburg to Hester Petronella Jordaan. They had five children: Hans Jacob, Hester Petronella (married Briedenhann), Maria Elizabet (married Kunz), Johannes Jacobus and Joan Petra (married Wagner).
During the Anglo-Boer War, from June 1900 until the cessation of fighting, he was a member of the Winburg Commando. He states that he was active at the following skirmishes:
“Zantrivier, Rooikrans, Zuiringkrans, Makwartelingnek, Comandenek, Witkop, Rietvolsberg en Moderpoort”.
He was awarded the ABO in March 1947, the application being signed by General Christoffel Froneman (Senekal), Commandants Jan Maree (Winburg) and Koos Yermaak (Brandfort), his former commanders in the field.