BCCDBritish Concentration Camps
of the South African War

Personal Details
Name:Dr W M Beor
Born in camp? No
Died in camp? No
Camp occupation:doctor
Unique ID:1969
Camp History
Name:Harrismith RC
Date departure:19/11/1901
Date departure:19/11/1901
Reason departure:sacked
Notes:13/11/1901: SRC, Harrismith to CSRC: Writing privately that the medical attendance at the camp is not what it should be. RM in agreement. Dr Bror is very erratic in his visits to the camp and one never knows where to find him. With regard to order to inspect the schools daily, this has been neglected, and the doctor has only inspected them once since the order; attributes the prevalence of measles to incomplete supervision of the camp. Dr Bror has several other appointments, and has recently been appointed MO to the Native Camps although he refused to attend them, while under my control, on the ground of impossibility. Does not consider he can carry out the duties of all his appointments, without one institution or another suffering; considers it necessary to have a resident doctor.
14/11/1901: SRC, Harrismith to CSRC: Another instance occurred. Visited the hospital this afternoon with issuer, to leave some articles for hospital use. Found neither doctor, nor trained nurse, and only one Boer girl, who is acting as an assistant, as this at a time when the hospital is quite full. It is imperative to have a doctor who lives in the camp.
Title:SRC 34
Type:Correspondence: appointments
Reference No.:34
Dates:Oct-Dec 1901
Notes:A331, 13/11/1901: SRC, Harrismith to CSRC and related correspondence

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.