Piet Uys


Piet Uys was the leader of the Boer Burghers Troop that fought in Evelyn Wood's column. He was the only Boer leader who offered to join Chelmsford's first invasion of Zululand, and was able to give good advice to Redvers Buller. He and his 4 sons were in the appalling descent of Devil's Pass at Hlobane. Piet went back to help his eldest son but was killed in the attempt. Piet, the older man sits in front of his sons, the eldest of whom is on the right.


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