ExecutedToday.com » 1902: Gideon Scheepers, Boer guerrilla Just shot, Gideon Scheepers slumps backward in his chair. His body was never handed over to his family and the British refused to reveal his grave- even today.

"Scheepers lives because they shot him." -Hermi Baartman, Graaf-Reinet Museum On this date in Kommandant Gideon Jacobus Scheepers was shot by the British for his exploits in the Boer War.

The popular band of the Orange Free State Artillery Corps with Sergeant Gideon Scheepers in the front with guitar. At the back on the right is Sergeant Oosthuizen who was in charge of the 75mm Krupp C/73 gun placed at Twin Peaks at the Battle of Spioenkop.

The popular band of the Orange Free State Artillery Corps with Sergeant Gideon Scheepers in the front with guitar. At the back on the right is Sergeant Oosthuizen who was in charge of the Krupp gun placed at Twin Peaks at the Battle of Spioenkop.

ExecutedToday.com » 1902: Gideon Scheepers, Boer guerrilla Scheepers is read the death warrant on January 17, 1902 — before Graaf-Reinet townspeople assembled by British orders.

Promulgation of sentence on Scheepers (in white trousers, second from right in centre), 17 January

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Gideon Scheepers - Wikipedia Scheepers het amper 'n maand teen die einde van 1901 in 'n tenthospitaal op Beaufort-Wes deurgebring waar hy behandel is vir die simptome van koorssiekte. By hom staan sr. Johnson. Net twee maande nadat hy op Beaufort-Wes op die trein gehelp is, is hy op Graaff-Reinet deur die Britte gefusilleer.

Gideon Scheepers - Wikipedia Scheepers het amper 'n maand teen die einde van 1901 in 'n tenthospitaal op Beaufort-Wes deurgebring waar hy behandel is vir die simptome van koorssiekte. By hom staan sr. Johnson. Net twee maande nadat hy op Beaufort-Wes op die trein gehelp is, is hy op Graaff-Reinet deur die Britte gefusilleer.

Gideon Scheepers Monument (Graaff-Reinet), by Hester Gikas

Gideon Scheepers Monument (Graaff-Reinet), by Hester Gikas

Gen de Wet set great store in the exact intelligence brought to him by a young scout, Gideon Jacobus Scheepers who was a first-rate telegraphist and heliographer. In Dec 1900 Capt. Scheepers was ordered into the Cape Colony during the 2nd invasion. It was here the young soldier’s flame went out. The story tells of his surrender, trial & execution. The mystery of the disappearance of his body from a grave in Graaff-Reinet & his mother’s life-long quest to find her son’s remains are discussed.

R - Us - Cmdt Gideon Scheepers and the search for his grave (Powered by CubeCart)

SCHEEPERS Gideon Jacobus 1878-1902. Hierdie oudste seun van Sophia Charlotte Scheepers, was  haar trots. Hy was ook 'n held onder die boere. Hy is al vergelyk met William Wallace, en net soos in "Braveheart" het stories oor Gideon se oorwinnings almal bereik. Sy ma het nie geglo dat hy dood is nie, en het tot op haar 100ste verjaardag nog gewag dat hy moet huistoe kom. Sy is 4 maande na haar 100ste verjaardag oorlede. Sy het tot aan die einde geglo dat Gideon nog eendag sal huistoe kom.

SCHEEPERS Gideon Jacobus 1878-1902. Hierdie oudste seun van Sophia Charlotte Scheepers, was haar trots. Hy was ook 'n held onder die boere. Hy is al vergelyk met William Wallace, en net soos in "Braveheart" het stories oor Gideon se oorwinnings almal bereik. Sy ma het nie geglo dat hy dood is nie, en het tot op haar 100ste verjaardag nog gewag dat hy moet huistoe kom. Sy is 4 maande na haar 100ste verjaardag oorlede. Sy het tot aan die einde geglo dat Gideon nog eendag sal huistoe kom.

ExecutedToday.com » 1902: Gideon Scheepers, Boer guerrilla Gideon Scheepers (mostly obscured by his guards) tied to a chair for execution.

"Scheepers lives because they shot him." -Hermi Baartman, Graaf-Reinet Museum On this date in Kommandant Gideon Jacobus Scheepers was shot by the British for his exploits in the Boer War.


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