BCCDBritish Concentration Camps
of the South African War

Personal Details
Name:Mr Jan Frederick van Niekerk
Born in camp? No
Died in camp? No
Nationality:Cape Colony
Registration as head of family:Yes
Notes:Home in Burghersdorp CC. Was on visit to Bloemfontein and commandeered to join Steenkamp's commando. Left commando for Barberton as family here. Taken as wagondriver to Hectorspruit; surrendered Hopetown.
Unique ID:111632
Camp History
Name:Barberton RC
Age arrival:19
Date arrival:04/08/1901
Date departure:21/01/1902
Tent number:574 G 19
Farm History
Name:van Niekerk family
District:Cape Colony
Notes:no property
Notes:Surrendered Hopetown 25 Feb 1901 POW Greenpoint; Middelburg RC
Title:DBC 54 Barberton CR
Type:Camp register
Location:National Archives, Pretoria
Reference No.:DBC 54

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.