Wounds Ribbon

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Wounds Ribbon
Ribbon: 32mm, red, green, white, yellow, blue.
Awarded by South Africa
Type Campaign medal
Eligibility Boer war veterans.
Awarded for Being wounded on active service.
Campaign Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902
Description Ribbon
Clasps None.
Established 1920.

The Wounds Ribbon, was a South African military award. It was authorised on 21 December 1920, as a retrospective award for Boer veterans of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902). The ribbon was issued, on application, to veterans who had been wounded on active service during the war. It was worn on the uniform, mounted like a medal ribbon.

The colours are red, green, white, yellow, and blue.


  • Alexander, E. G. M., Barron G. K. B. and Bateman, A. J. (1986). South African Orders, Decorations and Medals. Human and Rousseau.
  • Monick, S. (1988). "South African Military Awards 1912-1987". South African National Museum of Military History.

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