General – J.C. Emmet

Joseph James Cheere Emmett was the son of John George Cheere Emmett and was born on 19 January 1866 at Swellendam in the Cape colony.
He was veldcornet of ward 2 of the Vryheid commando when the war broke out.
He was part of the battles of Dundee, Modderspruit and Lombaardskop and was the first officer with his men at Colensoe who arrived at the ten cannons that the British left behind.
He was also at Pieter hill, Willowgrange, Scheepersnek, Vryheid, Spieshoek and Itala.
During December 1900 he was appointed as a General and in March 1902 was he take prisoner of war.
Twenty of his men was also taken as prisoners with two killed and five wounded