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BOURSSE, Ernst

Born: fl. 1893
Died: ?

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Also recorded as BOURSE

An immigrant from Holland. He was appointed on 11 September 1893 as a Draughtsman in the DPW ZAR under WIERDA at a salary of £225 per annum. As with all officials in civil service of the then ZAR he swore oath of allegiance to the Republic at a magistrate's office. He requested release from service in 1894 where he is recorded as 1st Draughtsman at an annual salary of £225 per annum (MINNAAR, 2000: 40). He was again in 1895 appointed in temporary capacity as draughtsman [although spelt BOURSE] at a salary of £25 per month (Almanak, 1895: 154). By 1897 he is recorded in permanent employ of the DPW as Supervisor (1st Class) at an annual salary of £400 per annum, a position he held until the outbreak of the South African War in 1899. Uys (1981) cites from a memoir of Boursse that, as member of the Heidelberg-Klip River Field Cornetcy, he served with Mattheus MEISCHKE and Hendrik Simmelink [SEMMELINK] amongst others in the South African War. [Further research is needed].

(Uys, Ian. 1981. Heidelbergers of the Boer War. Knysna: Forest Books.)

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Books citing BOURSSE

Longland. 1979. Longland's Pretoria Directory for 1899 (Reprint No. 85). Pretoria: The State Library. pp 222

MINNAAR, Enla. 2000. Grondleggende Argitekte van die Departement Openbare Werke in Transvaal tot 1910, hul werk en invloed. Pretoria: University of Pretoria, unpublished PhD(Arch). pp 40