Theodor Christian Gotthard Meyer was from Amalienrub, Luneberg in the Piet Retief District and was born at Umpumulo in Natal on 23 October 1863.
At the beginning of the war he was a corporal in the Piet Retief commando and was present at the battle of Dundee and also during the siege of Ladysmith.
His brother Friedrich was taken prisioner and he was promoted to veldcornet in his place in February 1901
We was promoted by the ZAR goverment to commandant on 6 June 1901.
He was never wounded and fought at a number of battles.