ABO (Burger S.F. Booysen)
With length of Wound Riband (LvW)
Stephanus Booysen was a member of the ZARP’s, the elite ZAR Police and his ABO/LvW applications were completed in full by his Commanding Officer, Commandant J P de la C Schroeder. Booysen was in action at a number of major battles, inter alia Talana, Modder Spruit, Colenso, Platrand (Wagon Hill) where he was wounded in the right leg above the knee, Spion Kop and Dalmanutha (famous “last stand” of the ZARP’s).
Booysen was one of 42 Boers captured on 25 April 1901 at Tolosberg in the Waterval Valley, Eastern Transvaal, together with 2 guns and much stock. He was sent to India as PoW No 18463.