Who's Who - South Africa

General Louis Botha (left) with General Smuts, 1918 This page of the Who's Who section of the site lists biographical entries by country - in this case, South Africa.

Entries include the wartime Prime Minister, Louis Botha, and future South African Prime Minister, Jan Christian Smuts, an active commander in the field during the war.

In addition to the biographies presented below, click here to view contemporary photographs within the Vintage Photographs section of the site.

Biographies Description
South AfricaAndrew Beauchamp-Proctor Fighter Pilot
South AfricaLouis Botha Prime Minister
South AfricaSir Henry Lukin General
South AfricaJan Christian Smuts Prime Minister
South AfricaSir Jacob Louis Van Deventer General

Britain introduced conscription for the first time on 2 February 1916.

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