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Kriegler, Johan Christiaan. Commandant 7 years 5 months ago #32758

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Served: Heidelberg. Awarded the DTD (Dekoratie voor Trouwe Dienst) and received the Wound Ribbon (Lint voor Verwonding).
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Kriegler, Johan Christiaan. Commandant 9 months 4 weeks ago #80067

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Another gem from the Heidelberg cemetery - the impressive monument to Johan Christian Kriegler - he was wounded at Tafelkop on 28 March 1900 and killed in action at Brandfort in the OFS on 9 June 1900 aged 42.

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Kriegler, Johan Christiaan. Commandant 9 months 4 weeks ago #80080

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I understand Commandant Kriegler had a spinal wound which paralysed him. I was told that the British allowed his wife to nurse him until he eventually died (as most paralysed/wounded men did at that time from urinary infection and/or bed sores).
His grandson is Judge Johan Kriegler, one of South Africa's highly respected Constitutional Court judges.
The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.
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