BCCDBritish Concentration Camps
of the South African War

Personal Details
Name:Dr John E Barrett
Born in camp? No
Died in camp? No
Camp occupation:doctor
Notes:22/2/1902: FRCS
Medical Directory, 1900, p.96: London: John Edward Barrett (Address uncommunicated): MB, BS Melb. 1889; FRCS Eng 1894
Unique ID:1758
Camp History
Name:Brandfort RC
Date departure:25/11/1901
Reason departure:transferred
Destination:Bethulie RC
Date appointed (as staff):3/10/1901
Name:Bethulie RC
Date departure:21/02/1902
Date departure:21/2/1902
Reason departure:Resigns post
Destination:Cape Town
Date appointed (as staff):25/11/1901
Notes:10/1/1902, CSRC to SRC, Bethulie: Appointed permanently as PMO because of excellent work, salary increased to £600 pa.

22/2/1902: Barrett to CSRC: Re resignation. During my term of office the death rate has been reduced from about 90 per week to 7 per week. Asks for a recommendation. In confidence urges that unless he sends a thoroughly capable medical man in his place, the death rate will rapidly rise.
Title:SRC 34
Type:Correspondence: appointments
Reference No.:34
Dates:Oct-Dec 1901
Notes:A345, Percival for Superintendent, Bethulie to CSRC
Title:SRC 35
Type:Correspondence: appointments
Reference No.:35
Dates:Dec 1901-Jan 1902
Notes:A568, 10/1/1902, CSRC to SRC, Bethulie
Title:SRC 38
Type:Correspondence: appointments
Reference No.:38
Dates:Feb-Mar 1902
Notes:A869, 21/2/1902, CSRC to Secretary for Permits and related correspondence
Title:SRC 14
Reference No.:14
Dates:Sept-Oct 1901
Notes:RC5312, 3/10/1901, CSRC to Secretary for Permits, Bloemfontein

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.