Jan Hendrik Bosch was a Cape Rebel from Burgersdorp who joined the invading Boer Forces in late 1899 and was in action at Stormberg (10 Dec 1899). With the Boer retreat he and his family moved to Pretoria.
His first wife was a niece of President Kruger and her brother was one of the President’s Bodyguards. As such Bosch joined the President’s Guard when Kruger moved eastwards and was with him when he crossed the Mozambique border to Lourenco Marques.
He, his wife and 6 children (aged 2 to 13) were among the Boers subsequently interred in Portugal. The family finally arrived back home in September 1902. Jan Bosch died in January 1948, some two years after receiving his ABO medal.