General – Willem J Kolbe

General Willem J Kolbe.
Willem Kolbe was born near Philippolis, OFS, in 1847. He grew up in Bloemfontein and saw active service in 1865 in the Basuto War.
He was in command of the districts of the southern part of Bloemfontein and he led the Bloemfontein Commando during the Boer War
He was present during the siege of Kimberley and later at Paardeberg, Driefontein and the Brandwater Basin.
He also accompanied De Wet during his incursion into Cape Colony in February 1901.