Kroonstad – Concentration camp

The Kroonstad Concentration Camp Cemetery was one of eleven camps in the Free State during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902).
General Kelly-Kenny suggested the establishment of a concentration camp in Kroonstad on 7 September 1900, and on 24 November 1900
the camp came into being. By March 1901 the Kroonstad Camp population had grown to approximately 2 500.
About 1 268 people in the Kroonstad Camp passed away between April 1901 and April 1902.
The Kroonstad Concentration Camp was formally closed on 12 January 1903 and the last residents vacated by 4 February 1903