ABO (Korpl. C.I. van der Merwe)
With a length of LvW (wound riband)
City Coins #70, October 2019
Carel van der Merwe served in the Lichtenburg Commando from October 1899.
He was in action at Kimberley prior to being wounded in the shoulder at Magersfontein on 11 December 1899. He subsequently saw action at Koedoesrand (Febuary 1900), Rooiwal, Lichtenburg (3 March 1901) and De Klip Drift (7 March 1902). Three weeks before the end of the war he was taken prisoner (No. 32338) at Kopella in Sir Ian Hamilton's great “Westward drive” in the Transvaal and sent to India. He was back in South Africa on 3 August 1902.