BCCDBritish Concentration Camps
of the South African War

Farm Details

No date given; Owner: J van der Merwe; this man, in September, 1900, was Commandant of the Krugersdorp Commando, and lived in the Hekpoort Valley, retiring into the Magaliesberg when a British force approached; his men never offered organised resistance, but sniped scouts from the hills; he was warned that if sniping did not cease in the Hekpoort Valley  his house would be burnt; no notice was taken of this warning, so after a fortnight the house was burnt [Source: Cd 524: p.17]

No date given; Owners: T Kruger, A Cronje; these men shot two unarmed men of Kitchener's Horse while talking to Mrs Jennings, wife of H Jennings, Hekpoort, so their houses were burnt [Source: Cd 524: p.18]

Persons on Farm

Acknowledgments: The project was funded by the Wellcome Trust, which is not responsible for the contents of the database. The help of the following research assistants is gratefully acknowledged: Ryna Boshoff, Murray Gorman, Janie Grobler, Marelize Grobler, Luke Humby, Clare O’Reilly Jacomina Roose, Elsa Strydom, Mary van Blerk. Thanks also go to Peter Dennis for the design of the original database and to Dr Iain Smith, co-grantholder.