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Venter, Johannes George. Korporal 6 years 7 months ago #39821

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Served: Lichtenburg.
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Venter, Johannes George. Korporal 4 months 1 week ago #77473

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I have acquired this chaps medal, along with his WWI trio to the Lichtenburg Commando (service in German South West Africa) - I await the Vorm B and other details but preliminary research indicates that Johannes George Venter was a "bitter einder" - surrendering his weapon in June 1902. He went on to join the South African Constabulary later that year, serving until 1903.











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Venter, Johannes George. Korporal 4 months 5 days ago #77533

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I am finally in receipt of the medals, and a fine looking group they are too.

Venter served under Vermaas and De la Rey in the Western Transvaal and other places and was in on the action at Kraaipan (the train incident), before going on to Magersfontein, Kimberley, Pretoria (Diamond Hill), Boekenhoutskloof, Zilikaatsnek, Lichtenburg and Hartbeesfontein.

He claimed his ABO in 1923 at about the same time as his WWI trio - they are all named to the Lichtenburg Commando which makes him interesting as he saw service with this outfit on the Boer side and then on the "English" side - all to the same unit.













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