No clasp Elandslaagte on the Boer side, but two ABO medals: one to a Burger, KiA, and one to a Veldkornet, wounded in this battle.
Michael Davitt, in "The Boer Fight for Freedom" reported on both.
Burger Petrus Gerhardus Blignaut was, according to a sworn statement, robbed of his boots, watch, money and snuff-box.
Veldkornet Servaas Daniel de Wet was robbed of his ring and money when he was severely wounded in the left leg
Yes, I was pleased to buy Doyle, not a medal you see very often these days, a few years ago now, I did bid on another and I was not even the underbidder, but, you know Henk, I think that the ABO in itself is actually a very scarce medal, that is, I feel, very much the case here at the moment.
I only seem to see a reasonable selection for sale, once a year at City Coins, really a very hard medal to find here in Great Britain and also a medal that I have always liked, I was talking to another member of this forum last year and I recall him telling me that despite going to a number of fairs, he had never actually seen or handled an ABO!
Kind regards Frank
OSAKSA wrote: Hi Frank
I am very pleased that Doyle's ABO found an excellent home in your collection.