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Grobler, S J. Burger 7 years 9 months ago #31397

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Two Burgers with these initials:

Sharlles Johannes. Served: Heidelberg.

Stephanus Johannes. Served: Frankfort.
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Grobler, S J. Burger 1 year 2 weeks ago #80844

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My great, great grandfather was born in Schoemansdal in 1859 and baptized Sarel Johannes Grobler. In various records he was also known as Charles and Charel Grobler. He served as a civil servant in the ZAR and was a Lt. in the Transvaal Mounted Police. The family had a farm in the Heidelberg district. For a long time I could not find any records of his service in the ABO. This is possibly the first record. Can anyone comment on whether "Sharlles" may be Sarel Johannes Grobler. Thank you.

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The best thing to do would be to get a copy of the Vorm B that he would have completed when applying for his medal. Dewald Nel in Pretoria has these online for a small fee. You can PM me for his email address.

It might not be the answer but it will give you his address when he applied and, if there is other correspondence, will provide more insight.

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Thank you so much for the prompt response. Please e-mail the address of Dewald Nel. What does "PM" mean - excuse the ignorance?
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Grobler, S J. Burger 1 year 2 weeks ago #80862

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Hi Brian
PM = a private message. Click on the forummer's name, then on Write Private Message, etc.
A good database is at the War Museum of the Boer Republics.
www.wmbr.org.za/view.asp?pg=research&pgs...tabases&head1=Search
A quick glance reveals plenty of Groblers, but no ZARPS by his fore-name.
If you know the name of his wife or farm, you may be able to locate the family in one of the concentration camps here
www2.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/bccd/
The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.
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