British Concentration Camp in Bethulie, Free State

The concentration camp at Bethulie was one of the largest camps established by the British during the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. Of the 1,737 people who died at the camp, 1,311 were under 15 years, and 426 were over 15 years. The women and children died of diseases like measles, enteric fever, pneumonia, inflammation of the lungs, bronchitis, and typhoid, as well as convulsions, childbirth, and gangrene.

Bethulie Concentration Camp Cemetery (http://www.bbctransgenerational.com/gallery.html)

Bethulie Concentration Camp Original Cemetery (http://www.bbctransgenerational.com/gallery.html)

The graveyard of the Bethulie Concentration Camp

The graveyard of the Bethulie Concentration Camp

The graveyard of the Bethulie Concentration Camp

The graveyard of the Bethulie Concentration Camp

The graveyard of the Bethulie Concentration Camp

The graveyard of the Bethulie Concentration Camp

The Wall of Remembrance, Bethulie Concentration Camp Graveyard

The Wall of Remembrance, Bethulie Concentration Camp Graveyard

'In memory of our beloved wife & mother, E G Hugo', 36 years old

‘In memory of our beloved wife & mother, E G Hugo’, 36 years old

'In memory of my wife, my brother, my son'

‘In memory of my wife (32 years old), my brother (38 years old), my son (1 year old)’

Set into the wall, Bethulie Concentration Camp

Set into the wall, Bethulie Concentration Camp

Gravestones from the original cemetery are set into walls in a locked enclosure.

The countryside around Bethulie

The countryside around Bethulie

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