Bill Yeowart
Bill Yeowart was born in 1936 in Pietermaritzburg, but when his father went up North in 1942 he and his mother moved to be with his grandparents in Kimberley.

His grandfather had been in the siege of Kimberley and he grew up with extraordinary stories of that ordeal.  He and his friends used to cycle to the Magersfontein looking for doppies and bits of shrapnel. 

After his schooling at KBHS he was sent to Rhodes where he was taught by Guy Butler, who instilled in him a love of English and history.  He played rugby well and cricket badly and made lifelong friends there.

After Rhodes he went to Oxford and then came back to SA.  His passion for history, particularly military history, has brought him huge pleasure over the years and he was delighted to be asked to edit the diaries of John Poole’s grandfather. 

He loves shooting and fishing of any description and is self-appointed Field Marshall of the Lydenburg Brigade, a group of friends who have been fishing together for 38 years.  

Having moved to White River 6 years ago from Johannesburg, one of the many pleasures of living in the Lowveld is lying in bed listening to the Johannesburg traffic report!
Bill Yeowart
Bill Yeowart
Bill Yeowart
Bill Yeowart
Bill Yeowart
Bill Yeowart
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