Vryheid under British Occupation 1900-1902

VRYHEID BLOKHUIS 1901. This Block House was on a high rise east of Scheepersnek on the road between Vryheid and De Jager’s Drift, occupied by the South Lancashire Regiment. The Corrugated Iron structure with earth and rock is surrounded by a barbed wire fence and ramparts. in front is a saluting uniformed dummy holding a […]

VRYHEID COMMANDO Personalities  John Arthur Hassell

VRYHEID COMMANDO Personalities  John Arthur Hassell  An American with the Vryheid Commando, An American mining engineer, descendant of Dutch Huguenots was living in Vryheid and working in Zululand when the Anglo Boer War started, Oct 1899. He immediately joined Ward 4 of the Vryheid Commando under Fieldcornet van der Berg. While he was with the […]