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.
Oh my GOODNESS!!!!
This is my grandfather!
I have newspaper clipping where hectelks his story about the wounds he sustained at Graspan Reitz and Langeberg Harrismith.
He walked with crutches due to his ABW wounds and damage that was done by these wounds.
PLEASE PLEASE IS THERE ANY WAY IN WHICH THIS MEDAL COULD BE TRACED AND HANDED POST MORTUMLy to a decendant ?
My brother has his full names:
Johannes Gysbertus Roos vd Merwe
I can send you the information that J have.
THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH for replying to me.
I am searching for this info for years!
( daughter of his daughter HE ROOS(married vd Merwe)