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THEIJSSEN, Johannes Willem

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Emigrated from the Netherlands where he had been a policeman (Ploeger, 1989: 209). He was trained from scratch as a draughtsman when employed by WIERDA in the DPW of the ZAR in temporary post in 1896 at £180 per annum. In the South African War he served in the Hollander Corps under VAN RIJSSE. He did not see active service. In 1900 he was deported and received severance payment in Brussels (MINNAAR, 2000: 41; 92). He returned to the Netherlands and was appointed Chief of Police (Ferreira, 1977: 190).

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 THEIJSSEN

Ferreira, OJO (Editor and Annotator). 1977. Krijgsgevangenschap van L. C. Ruijssenaers 1899-1902. Pretoria: Raad vir Geesteswetenskaplike Navorsing. pp 190

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 Pretoria: University of Pretoria, unpublished PhD(Arch).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 92

Ploeger, Jan & De Kock, Gideon de V. 1989. Nederlandse emigrasie na Suid-Afrika 1800-1900. Port Elizabeth: University of Port Elizabeth. pp 209

Schoeman, Chris. 2011. Brothers in arms. Hollanders in the Anglo-Boer War. Cape Town: Zebra Press. pp 14, 171