Kommandant – W.H.Buhrmann

Willem Hendrik Buhrman was the son of the famous Hendrik Theodoor Buhrman and was born on 1 August 1861 at Lydenburg. His parents moved to the Ermelo district on the Highveld. He went to Stellenbosch to study but in 1888 he ended his studies because of health reasons.
He was part of the Ermelo commando during the Jameson raid.
During the Magato was he nearly died of fever.
When the war broke out he went on 11 October with his commando to Natal as a private and was part of most of the battles in Natal.
On 23 October 1901 was he appointed by General Botha as commandant of the Ermelo commando in the place of J.N. H. Grobler who was promoted to Vecht-general.
Seven days after his appointment he was part of the battle of Bakenlaagte and later at Onverwacht were General Opperman and his adjudant Adriaan Buhrman lost their lifes. He was in the veld till the end of the war and with his commando laid their weapons down at the farm Twyfelfontein