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Potgieter, Johannes Adam. Veldkornet 5 years 7 months ago #35329

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Served: Vryheid. Awarded the DTD (Dekoratie voor Trouwe Dienst) and received the Wound Ribbon (Lint voor Verwonding).
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Potgieter, Johannes Adam. Veldkornet 1 week 6 days ago #72802

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From the next City Coins auction, November 2020

[ DTD ]
ABO (Veldkornet J.A. Potgieter.)

Johannes (“Jan Mes”) Adam Potgieter was the Field Cornet of Ward 1 of the Vryheid Commando.

He had seen extensive war service and was in action, among others, at Talana, Platrand (Wagon Hill), Spionkop, Scheepers Nek (where he was wounded) and Spieshoek (Blood River Poort) before he was killed at Holkrans.

His awards were claimed posthumously by his wartime commanding officer, General Cheere Emmett on behalf of his family. The whereabouts of his DTD is not known.
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