As told by Daphne Josman (grand daughter):
Moshe was incarcerated on the island of Bermuda with Boer prisoners of war during the Boer War. He was kept there for four years with manacles on his hands and feet. These marks remained with him throughout his life. He carved napkin rings and other beautiful artifacts while he was there which are still in the family today. Moshe was caught together with a group of Boers by the British when he went to the country trading animals. Because of the antaganism that Beile his Wife had towards the British she vowed never to speak a word of English and this she maintained. She spoke Yiddish, Afrikaans and German. During their married life they moved around the Orange Free State living in Donkerspoort, Trompsberg and then finally settling in Springfontein (not far from Bloemfontein) where they opened a General Store. When the Nationalist Party came to power the first meetings were held in their home – this is what you call a waare Afrikaner! When Moshe died in 1929 she continued living in Springfontein running the store together with her son Abram.
This is quoted from an article written by Richard Mendelson in the Jewish Affairs, Spring 2000 Edition titled " A Jewish family at war: the Segalls of Vlakfontein".
This is mentioned in David Saks article "Jews on Commando" http://www.jewishgen.org/Safrica/commando.htm#tn32
Rosenthal, E, "Jakkals" Vertel van die Vryheidsoorlog - Spioen van Hertzog en De Wet" (Cape Town, no publication details. MS in SAJBD, 124A).
The translation reads "I wish to deliver a message to my fellow Afrikaners. I came to South Africa as a child and always loved the land as if I had actually been born there. I felt that I should do my duty by, and if necessary give my life for, the old Free State. I can only hope and pray that the Afrikaner people will promote those same principles of freedom for all regardless of questions of race or origin as was done in the old Republic. The old-time Afrikaners knew what was right. They were the salt of the earth."
See the original article written by Richard Mendelson in the Jewish Affairs, Spring 2000 Edition titled
" A Jewish family at war: the Segalls of Vlakfontein".
WITH THANKS TO DEBBI SUNDY FOR HER RESEARCH
FAMILY THAT FOUGHT
ANGLO BOER WAR