Due to carelessness at the Mint when the medal was named the letter Q instead of G was used for the rank.
On 20 October 1901 Col Benson with a column of some 1600 men (2/3 of them mounted) 4 guns and 350 wheeled vehicles set out southwards from Middelburg to mop up Boer resistance in the vicinity. His first success came on 22 October when 37 prisoners were taken at Klippoortje, 16 miles south of Brugspruit siding, after a long nocturnal ride.
Van Eden was captured in the incident. He was recorded as serving in the Middelburg Commando on the PoW Register, but on his Vorm “B” application he indicated Gen Ben Viljoen as his Commanding Officer. He was sent to India as PoW No 24672.