1897 Golden Jubilee Medal to a Colonial soldier
Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:01
Shown here is one such medal, which was awarded to Corporal I Poss of the Colony of Natal's Border Mounted Rifles, who was one of 17 men in the Natal Cavalry contingent in the Jubilee procession. Also shown is a photograph of a Natal Carbineer, who was a member of Natal's Bisley team. He is wearing his Jubilee medal on the right of his group, ahead of two campaign medals and a long service medal. Later, the order of wear of Jubilee and Coronation medals was changed and they now follow campaign medals.
1897 JUBILEE 1.jpg 107.43KB 12 downloads
Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:07
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 13:25
Two very interesting items - the medal with it's linked history is particularly nice. I have seen these orders of procession before - but not for this Jubilee.
A very nice set and thankyou for sharing.
Posted 06 January 2012 - 15:54
Anyway, he was awarded the Royal Victorian Medal, which was pretty clearly an honour from the Queen Empress, but a 1920s photo shows him wearing it after his campaign and Jubilee medals, right at the end of a rack of ten! Again, presumably his estimation of its value and one which few people would have had the seniority, or perhaps inclination, to order changed.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:06
Many thanks for your comments and I take this opportunity of wishing you both a happy and healthy 2012.
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