ABO – Medalje voor de Anglo-Boeroolog, 1899-1902 (Medal for the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902)

  • All ranks who did military service during the war.
  • Served in the field between 11 October 1899 and 31 May 1902 both days inclusive.


  • Medals with straight non-swivelling suspenders as used on the British War Medal (1914-1918) and with naming in indented large block capitals (often unevenly positioned) as on the South African W.W.I. issue of the B.W.M.
Anglo Boer War medal with Type A Suspender A
World War 1 – British War Medal suspender matching ABO on left
Anglo Boer War Medal – Type A naming same as Dekoratie voor Trouwe Dienst Medal
DTD and ABO naming for Type A – Kommandant HJJ van Rensburg


  • Medals with the WWI non-swivelling suspenders as above but with a thinner and smaller, more even type of indented block capital naming as found on the South African WWII Africa Service Medal.
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ABO – Korporaal J.M. Lehmann – Approved in 1941 notice full naming of Rank.


  • Medals with the small thin type of edge lettering and straight non-swivelling suspenders as used for the Africa Service Medal.
  • Under type C there are also variations where a square dot is found after the initials and cases where it is a round dot. An interesting sub-variety also occurs on at least one batch in 1942-43 where the figure ‘6’ was used instead of the letter ‘G’ of BURGER and, in at least one instance, even as the ‘S’ in ARTILLERIS.
Anglo Boer War Medal with Type B Suspender Same as African Service medal on Right
African Service Medal Suspender matching the ABO on left

ABO Burger A.S. Louw Cape Rebel Calvinia Kommando with Generaal Manie Maritz – Approved November 1942 – Notice the SQUARE DOTS
ABO of Kommandant A.P.J. Diedericks (Killed in Action at Magersfontein) Approved in 1954 – The “M” can be seen is different from Type A and does not go all the way down. Notice the ROUND DOTS
ABO Korporaal P.J. de Jager – Reitz Kommando – Approved in 1968 notice rank abbreviation
Vorm “B” Burger Thomas Frederick Dreyer from Wakkerstroom Kommando – Approved in 1923
Vorm “B” Burger Gerhardus Johannes de Jager – Ermelo Kommando – Approved in 1921 Early Print