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Heynike, Johannes Christoffel. Lt Adjutant 7 years 2 months ago #31781

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Served: Commandant Theron. Awarded the DTD (Dekoratie voor Trouwe Dienst) and received the Wound Ribbon (Lint voor Verwonding).
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Heynike, Johannes Christoffel. Lt Adjutant 2 months 1 week ago #82821

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I have found a photo of Johannes Christoffel Heyneke. It appears that he ewas in the Smuts commando and at Modderfontein on the 17th September 1901. (A Tight Corner by Simpson & Fahler). He was wounded somewhere and ended the war as POW on St Helena.
I'm trying to find details about him besides that he was a member of the Theron's Scouts or TVK.
Where was he wounded and taken prisoner??

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Heynike, Johannes Christoffel. Lt Adjutant 2 months 1 week ago #82824

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This your problem - which one is he? Do you have an age or DOB when he was taken POW?

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Heynike, Johannes Christoffel. Lt Adjutant 2 months 1 week ago #82852

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The problem is the spelling!!
This Heynike is spelled with an "i" and one "e".
He dies in 1925 in his 50's.

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Heynike, Johannes Christoffel. Lt Adjutant 2 months 1 week ago #82853

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To help with your searching I have cross referenced some of this information from the website GenDatabase.

Boer War prisoner record for: Johannes Christoffel Heyneke
Age : 26
Address : Pretoria

Arrest Information
Place Arrested : Tienfontein
Date Arrested : 1901-11-11

Detention Information
Camp Detained :
Country Detained : St. Helena
Prisoner No : 27030

From the information that Rory was able provide and using the correct spelling of your Commando and the place of arrest as Tienfontein, then I'm quite happy that this is the information that you have been chasing -


The other information that you provided with regards to his death aged in his 50's in 1925 would also come close to making this Commando as your person of interest.

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Heynike, Johannes Christoffel. Lt Adjutant 2 months 6 days ago #82857

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Thank you Trev
You may well be right. The family tell me he was from Lichtenburg
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