6 November 1900
At the height of the South African War 1899-1902 (Anglo-Boer War), General Christiaan Rudolph De Wet was defeated at Bothaville, South Africa by British forces. In 1899-1902, the South African War became one of the most important events in the history of South Africa. On 31 March 1900 De Wet dealt the British a severe blow when he defeated Brigadier-General R.G. Broadwood's forces at Sannaspos near Bloemfontein. This came three months after President Steyn appointed De Wet as field-general under General PA Cronje on the western front. De Wet died on 23 February 1922 and was buried at the foot of the Women’s Memorial.

Anglo Boer War Museum, ‘Anglo Boer War Museum and Women’s Memorial’, [online], available at www.anglo-boer.co.za (Accessed: 01 October 2012)|

Anglo Boer War Museum, ‘General Christiaan Rudolph de Wet’, [online], available at www.anglo-boer.co.za (Accessed: 01 October 2012)