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Parker, George Henry 3 years 4 months ago #46287

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Example of the naming, this medal was awarded to an ex-British citizen who have fought in the Boer war just like your relative.

Rory is correct, their is no more ABO's left to apply for and even if their was. You would have required a superior that could confirm his participation. Mostly a leader of a Kommando unit with an officer rank.

That said, many exceptions was made...
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Parker, George Henry 7 months 1 week ago #62383

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Hi Lee-Ann,

My name is Alettie, I am new to this forum and looking for information about my great-great grandfather George Henry Parker who was killed in the Anglo Boer War.

The affidavit you posted is corroborating information I found and I feel so excited.

According to what I have found so far - I have his death notice which also states he was shot in action on 23 November 1899 in Estcourt KZN. He was married to Susanna Catherina nee Liebenberg and they were from the Sterkfontein, Krugersdorp district where he worked as a Lime Burner before going to the war. His wife and children were put in the British Concentration Camp in Irene where one of the children died and the rest were sent back to Sterkfontein before being released. On his death notice it's also written that he had some immovable property which has been destroyed by the troops.

If you have any more information you can share, please do contact me.

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Parker, George Henry 7 months 1 week ago #62384

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Hi Alettie
The next-of-kin of G H Parker did not apply for his ABO. There were ABO's issued to a number of other Burghers with the surname Parker.
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Parker, George Henry 7 months 1 week ago #62385

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I am a novice in this business... please help me, what is an ABO?

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Parker, George Henry 7 months 1 week ago #62386

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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.

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Parker, George Henry 7 months 1 week ago #62387

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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.

Once again, thank you.

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