Kaptein – G.R. Botha

Gerrit Renier Botha was the older brother of Commandant-General Louis Botha and was born on 20 September 1858 at Greytown, Natal.

He stayed on his farm Goedehoop in the Vrijheid district at the start of the war.

He was part of battles of Dundee, Moddersptuit, Colenso, Pieters hill, Willowgrange as well as the attack on Vrijheid, Bloedrivier and Itala.

He was always with the commando’s of General Emmett and till the end of the war in charge of a Verkenners corps bearing his name