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BASSLÉ, Jean [Jan] Guillaume GasparBorn: 1870
He was of s’Gravenhage in the Netherlands. He emigrated to the ZAR in 1894. He was appointed by WIERDA to the DPW of the ZAR as a trainee draughtsman in temporary capacity at a salary of £180 per annum, but resigned to become clerk to the Volksraad of the ZAR. In the South African War he joined the Hollander Corps where he was engaged and wounded in the Battle of Elandslaagte. He was captured and deported to St Helena as prisoner of war. Schoeman (2011: 161) records that he worked in the [Pretoria?] Deeds Office after the war. He returned to the Netherlands, where he died (date unknown) (Ploeger, 1989: 17).
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.
Articles citing BASSLÉ
|Ploeger, J. 1957. Aantekeninge in verband met die eerste Hollanderkorps (1899). Africana Notes and News. 12 March 1956 - December 1957 298-312|
Books citing BASSLÉ
|Ferreira, OJO (Editor and Annotator). 1977. Krijgsgevangenschap van L. C. Ruijssenaers 1899-1902. Pretoria: Raad vir Geesteswetenskaplike Navorsing. pp 179|
|Ploeger, Jan & De Kock, Gideon de V. 1989. Nederlandse emigrasie na Suid-Afrika 1800-1900. Port Elizabeth: University of Port Elizabeth. pp 17|