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NIJENES, Rein(i)er Willem

Born: 1865 09 05
Died: 1937 08 17


Also spelt NYENES

Came from Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands to work as a draughtsman in the ZAR DPW before 1899. Longland s Directory of 1899 records him as NYENES and as a Government Surveyor. Was elected Lieutenant of the Hollander Corps in the Anglo-Boer War of Platoon IV with 39 votes (Ploeger, 1957: 299), captured at Elandslaagde and sent as Prisoner of War to St Helena. Ploeger (1994: 95) records that he was exchanged for a British Officer. He was in the service of the Surveyor General's office in Pretoria until his retirement in 1925. He is recorded as having attended a dinner to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Battle of Elandslaagte in Pretoria in 1929 (Schoeman, 2011: 157). He died in Pretoria.

Articles citing NIJENES

Ploeger, J. 1957. Aantekeninge in verband met die eerste Hollanderkorps (1899). Africana Notes and News. 12 March 1956 - December 1957 298-312

Books citing NIJENES

Ferreira, OJO (Editor and Annotator). 1977. Krijgsgevangenschap van L. C. Ruijssenaers 1899-1902. Pretoria: Raad vir Geesteswetenskaplike Navorsing. pp 187

Longland. 1979. Longland's Pretoria Directory for 1899 (Reprint No. 85). Pretoria: The State Library. pp 156

Ploeger, Jan. 1994. Nederlanders in die Transvaal 1850-1950. Pretoria: Van Schaik. pp 95

Ploeger, Jan & De Kock, Gideon de V. 1989. Nederlandse emigrasie na Suid-Afrika 1800-1900. Port Elizabeth: University of Port Elizabeth. pp 155

Schoeman, Chris. 2011. Brothers in arms. Hollanders in the Anglo-Boer War. Cape Town: Zebra Press. pp 157, 168