DTD and ABO Medal Regulations & Rulings – Page 4
6. In order to preserve the honourable distinction of this decoration, it is provided that if any person on whom the officers’ decorations has been conferred is convicted of treason, cowardice, or of any infamous crime, he shall forthwith forfeit the decoration. The Minister of Defence shall be the sole judge of the conduct which may require the holder of the officers’ decoration to forfeit it. The forfeiture of this decoration shall be duly notified in the Government Gazette in the same manner as the award.
7. It shall be competent for the Minister of Defence to restore an officers’ decoration which has been forfeited if such restoration should be justified by the circumstances of the case.
(b) Medal for the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902.
1. This distinctive medal shall be awarded in recognition of the service rendered by officers and members of the forces of the South African Republic and Orange Free State during the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902, who were burghers of those States, 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 Africa Act, 1912.
Description of Medal.
2. The medal, which will be designated “The South African Republic and Orange Free State War Medal,” will be silver, circular, bearing the coat-of-arms of the South African Republic and the words “Anglo-Boere oorlog 1899-1902” on one side, and the coat-of-arms of the Orange Free State and the words “Anglo-Boere oorlog 1899-1902” on the other side with the name and rank of the recipient engraved on the edge of the medal.
3. The riband shall be green, red, white, blue, and orange.
To Whom Issued.
4. Provided that the claims are approved by the Minister of Defence the medal will be granted to all officers and members of the forces of the Orange Free State and South African Republic who actually served with those forces in the field between the 11th October, 1899, and the 31st May, 1902, both dates inclusive, and who continued to be members of those forces up to the 31st May, 1902.
5. Claims for the medal must be submitted to the Adjutant-General Union Defence Forces, and must contain the following information: –
(a) Name in full and rank.
(b) Force, commando, or commandos with which the applicant served.
(c) Dates between which service was rendered.
(e) Name of commandants or field cornets under whom the applicant served.
(f) Battles or engagements at which present.
If possible, claims should be certified by an officer, commandant or field cornet under whom the applicant served, or, if this is not possible, by two prominent citizens who are cognizant of the applicant’s service.