William Joseph Henry Barter a pro Boer Irishman had been the sheriff of Pilgrim's Rest since the middle 70's where he established an espionage network in the area to expose the smuggling trade of firearms to chief Sekhukhune.88 During the Anglo Boer he was sworn in as war commissioner for the Lydenburg district and served under General Ben Viljoen and later General Muller. He was a correspondent for the Standard Diggers News and The Star. The British police was trying to capture him for sending war news abroad.89
Johannes Stephanus Joubert, the additional member of the Commission who had been the ZA Government's Mine Commissioner at Pilgrims Rest was omitted from the list of people who got medals for the work they did for the Field Mint. It is still unsure whether stayed on as a member of the commission up to the end and received a medal or not.