- Instituted in terms of Union of South Africa Government Gazette No. 2307, 21 December 1920
- Regulations made by his Royal Highness the Governor-General-in-Council
- Awarded to burghers who rendered true and faithful service to the military forces of the Governments of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State
- Below documents in PDF
Dekoratie voor Trouwe Dienst (Decoration for Devoted Service)
Awarded to officers for devoted service and who rendered distinguished and specially meritorious service during the war.
Discontinued on 31 December 1946.
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.
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.
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.
Lint voor Verwonding opgedaan gedurende de Anglo-Boeroorlog, 1899-1902
(Wound Riband for Wounds received during the Anglo-Boer War)
This distinctive riband shall be granted to those officers and members of the forces of the South African Republic and Orange Free State who, being burghers of those States, were wounded in action during the Anglo-Boer War, between 11th October, 1899, and 31st May, 1902, and are now, a citizens of the Union of South Africa, serving in the Union Defence Forces or liable so to serve if called out under the South Africa Defence Act, 1912.
Also very nice visual illustration of the order of South African Medals.
- AG (4) ABO 207 – 207/1 – BOX 1 – Gazette 21st December 1920
- OMRS “Miscellany of Honours” No. 9 1992 by Henk Loots
- 6th August 2020 SAHPA.org Webinar with Dewald Nel and Munroe I Swirsky
- SAHPA ABO Collection by Eric de Jager