A Boer Corporalship usually consisted of between 15 and 20 Burghers. Corporal Johannes Roos applied for his ABO medal in December 1952, mentioning service in the Bethlehem Commando for the full duration of the war. He was in action, inter alia, at Modderspruit (Nicholson’s Nek, 30 October 1899), Ladysmith and Colesberg. Some fifty years after the events his memory for dates was not all that clear. He mentioned in a letter on the file that he was wounded twice: Graspan 7 June 1900 and Langberg 18 December 1900. The actual dates were Graspan 6 June 1901 and Langberg 18 December 1901. Unfortunately, he did not disclose the nature of his wounds.