Deneys Reitz enlisted with the Boers in the Pretoria Commando at the age of 17 and fought in the Natal campaign. Serving throughout the war, he took part in the Battle of Johannesburg and later joined General Smuts in the guerrilla campaign. He recorded his experiences in the classic war-time memoir Commando. Reitz acquired this house in 1919.
11 Wauchope Road, Parktown