Gerald Holland


Gerald Lionel Sothern Holland. 1869 to 1947.

Born Grahamstown. Scholar at St. Andrews College. Went to Sea at the age of 14. Enlisted in the British Army in India 1889. In 1896 enlisted Bechuanaland Rebellion with Prince Alfred Guards as a Sergeant. Worked in Canada form 1897 to 1899. Was a Major in the Anglo-Boer War 1899 to 1902. Farmed in the Orange Free State 1903 to 1918. Married Francina Swanepoel 1913. Farmed in the Okahanje S.W.A. 1920 to 1929 and due to the depression lost everything. From 1930 was Caretaker at the Pretoria Technical College. Enlisted with the S.A.Armed Forces from 1939 to 1946, was to old for Combat Services. Died age 78 in Pretoria.


Francina Swanepoel 1888 to 1975.

Born Smithfield O.F.S. Daughter of Commandant Willem Swanepoel. They had Six Childern. Francina Died aged 87 in Port Elizabeth.


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