BCCDBritish Concentration Camps
of the South African War

Personal Details
Name:Mrs K Ilberry
Born in camp? No
Died in camp? No
Marital status:married
Camp occupation:nurse
Notes:8/2/1902: CSRC to Mrs Thomson, Secy Burgher Camp Female Employment Socy: listed as 'undesirable'.
Unique ID:1744
Camp History
Name:Bloemfontein RC
Date appointed (as staff):By 31/5/1901
Name:Heilbron RC
Date departure:30/09/1901
Date departure:30/9/1901
Reason departure:Resigns post
Date appointed (as staff):16/9/1901
Notes:30/9/1901: Sister Ilberry to CSRC: tendering resignation and explaining why, 'as they [other nurses] will not stop here as they have to sweep the boards wash bedpans, when I asked wy the Kaffirs could not do it the Sup Wagner, Said I I ask him he will leave so they don't mind the nurse going. There is another nurse besides myself she is not asked to do the same no night duty but I have had to do it. I am sorry to leave as I was quite willing to stay here but not to do that work. Major Lewis PM and Capt Woodhouse say that I am quite right not to do that work and are sorry they cannot interfere.Here they want the English nurses to do exactly as the Dutch nurses do you cannot put the MO on one equality. I am afraid you will think I only came up here for a time but I can assure you it is no such thing I was quite willing to have stayed 24 months.'

24/9/1901: telegram, superintendent to CSRC: MO reports Mrs Ilberry a positive hindrance & wishes her removed at once.
Title:SRC 13
Reference No.:13
Dates:Sept 1901
Notes:RC4945, 15/9/1901: CSRC to Superintendent, Heilbron
Title:A 2030 Ploeger Archive
Type:Ploeger Archive
Location:National Archives, Pretoria
Reference No.:67
Notes:VAB: CO 43 2390/01: 12/6/1901: CSRC to Secy ORC Administration
Title:SRC 37
Type:Correspondence: appointments
Reference No.:37
Dates:Feb 1902
Notes:A754: 8/2/1902: CSRC to Mrs Thomson, Secy Burgher Camp Female Employment Socy
Title:SRC 15
Reference No.:15
Dates:Oct-Nov 1901
Notes:RC5888, 24/9/1901: telegram, Superintendent, Heilbron to CSRC
Title:SRC 14
Reference No.:14
Dates:Sept-Oct 1901
Notes:RC5654, 30/9/1901, Nurse Ilberry to CSRC

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.