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Jacobs, David Hermanus. Burger 5 years 7 months ago #31982

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Jacobs, David Hermanus. Burger 3 weeks 2 days ago #72602

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From City Coins #71, November 2020

ABO (Burger D.H. Jacobs)

Medal officially re-impressed.

David Hermanus Jacobs served in the Boshof Commando. In applying for his ABO medal in April 1943 (when he was 78 years old) he claimed that he was wounded and taken prisoner at Belmont on 23 November, sent to India as PoW and only returned on 27 August 1902.
His wound and capture are confirmed by an entry in the ZAR Government Gazette of 27 December 1899, p1825, where he is listed as one of the wounded burghers who were in the British Camp at Belmont on the day following the battle.

The relevant entry in the PoW Register (No 5690) confirms his capture at Belmont, but states that he was paroled on 10 July 1900: if this information had been revealed to the Medal Advisory Board, he would never have received the ABO!
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