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Viljoen, Jacobus Christiaan S. Burger 6 years 8 months ago #40038

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Served: Utrecht.
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Viljoen, Jacobus Christiaan S. Burger 3 years 11 months ago #57218

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ABO (Burger J.C.S. Viljoen). City Coins August 2014

On his Vorm “B” medal application Jacobus Viljoen of the Utrecht Commando gave his rank as “Burgher in Artillery” and under Officers he listed Commandant Truter of the Utrecht Commando and Captain Pretorius of the Staatsartillerie.

In a 1946 M.Litt thesis on the ZAR Artillery, it is confirmed that Viljoen was Artillerist No. 507 and served between 1896 and 1898. It is therefore quite probable that he re-enlisted in the Artillery after October 1899 and that later-on he was part of a gun crew attached to the Utrecht Commando. He saw extensive Boer War service: Dundee, Spionkop, Colenso, Spieshoek (Blood River Poort), Dalmanutha, etc.
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Viljoen, Jacobus Christiaan S. Burger 3 years 11 months ago #57251

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Hi David, is that 1946 thesis available somewhere?

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Viljoen, Jacobus Christiaan S. Burger 3 years 11 months ago #57252

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Hi David.......

I would also be interested to find out it the thesis has been published and available......
I would love to put the information with......

www.angloboerwar.com/forum/surname-s/208...org-sers-major#53951

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Here is a picture of his medal
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Viljoen, Jacobus Christiaan S. Burger 1 month 3 weeks ago #79961

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ABO (Burger J.C.S. Viljoen). City Coins December 2021

Jacobus Christiaan Stephanus Viljoen served as a Burgher in the Artillery with the Utrecht Commando throughout the War with actions at Dundee, Spionkop, Colenso and Dalmanutha.
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