DTD and ABO Medal Regulations & Rulings – Page 3
Regulations for the Award of a Decoration, Medal, and Wound riband to members of the Union Defence Forces for Service in the Republican Burgher forces during the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902.
His Royal Highness the Governor-General-in-Council has been pleased under sub-section (q) section one hundred and sixteen, of the South African Defence Act, 1912, to make regulations for the award to citizens of the Union who are serving in the Union Defence Forces or are liable so to serve if called out for personal service in time of war under the provisions of the South Africa Defence Act, 1912, and who did true and faithful military service during the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902, in the military forces of the Governments of the South African Republic and of the Orange Free State as burghers of the Republics aforesaid, of
(a) a decoration for devoted service to officers of those forces who rendered distinguished and specially meritorious service during that war;
(b) a medal to all ranks of those forces who did military service during that war.
(c) a wound riband to members of those forces who received wounds in action during that war;
as set forth in the Annexure hereto.
1. A decoration is hereby instituted, to be designated the “Decoration for Devoted Service, 1899-1902”, to be awarded to officers of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State who, being burghers of those states, rendered distinguished and specially meritorious service during the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902, in whose forces, and are now, as citizens of the Union of South Africa, serving in the Union Defence Forces or liable so to serve if called out under the South African Defence Act, 1912.
2. The decoration shall be silver, circular, with the coat-of-arms of the South African Republic and the inscription “Voor Trouwe Dienst 1899-1902” on the other side, and the coat-of-arms of the Orange Free State and the inscription “Voor Trouwe Dienst 1899-1902” on the other side, with the name and rank of recipient engraved on the edge.
3. The riband shall be red, green, blue, orange, and white.
Conditions of Award.
4. The decoration may be conferred upon officers of the forces of the South African Republic and Orange Free State who performed meritorious service during the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902 which in the opinion of the Minister of Defence, was of sufficient merit to justify special recognition and the recipients shall be entitled to the addition after their names of the letters D.T.D.
Notification in Gazette.
5. The names of all officers upon whom the Minister of Defence may be pleased to confer this decoration shall be published in the Government Gazette.