- All ranks who did military service during the war.
- Served in the field between 11 October 1899 and 31 May 1902 both days inclusive.
TYPE A SUSPENDER A (INSTITUTION – OCTOBER 1937)
- 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.
TYPE B (OCTOBER 1937 – FEBRUARY 1942)
- 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.
ABO – Korporaal J.M. Lehmann – Approved in 1941 notice full naming of Rank.
TYPE C SUSPENDER (FEBRUARY 1942 – 1982)
- 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.