ABO (Burg. S.W.C. van Biljon)
Suspender poorly attached.
Van Biljon, Sarel Willem Christian: Waterval, Steynsburg. Van Reenen’s Commando. Captured on 07/06/1901 at Ruigtevlei, Steynsburg. PoW 20766. Sentenced to death on 14/06/1901 commuted to Penal Servitude for life on Bermuda for murder and High Treason under arms. Royal Commission reduced sentence to 3 years in November 1902. Returned to the Cape Colony in February 1903 on SS “Sunda” and lodged in Tokai Gaol as prisoner no 342 on 1602/1903. Partial amnesty granted 26/03/1903.
“The Rebel Record” by Taffy and David Shearing.
On Vorm “B” Van Biljon stated that he had joined on 10 January 1901 and also saw service in a number of smaller skirmishes. The PoW register notes that he was 29 years old when captured.