This medal is named the Anglo-Boer War Medal in its English translation, and Anglo-Boere Oorlog Medalje in Dutch/Afrilkaans. Just as the British medals for this war are abbreviated to QSA and KSA, this one is the ABO.
Thank you for the information... much appreciated.
As I said I'm new to this, but what I am assuming (and I know assumptions are dangerous) is that he would not appear on the QSA Medal Rolls if he decided to join the Afrikaner Commando's and was killed in action fighting for them...
What I would actually like to discover is how, and when he got here from England.
According to the death notice he was 29 when he was shot in 1899 but he was already married and had a wife & children.