A round enamel and epoxy medallion issued by the Reseve Forces Day Council for descendants to remember the 110th anniversary of the Boer War and their descendants contribution.
The Medallion is round measuring 40mm x 40mm and has the Boer War Campaign Red, Blue and Orange coloured ribbon attached, The medallion has a gold and red border with a photograph of a Boer War Soldier contained in the middle of the medallion. Surrounding wording on the medallion is : Boer War 1899-1902 A War Fought By Reservists. The bottom of the medallion has the letters RFD 2012 (which stands for the Reserve Forces Day National Council).
Reserve Forces Day Council Boer War Commemorative Medallion 2012
Descendant Medallion with ribbon suitable medallion has been struck to allow descendants and supporters to honour those who served in this all-but forgotten conflict 100 years ago. The Reserve Forces Day Council recognises it was a War fought in the main by Reservists. Permanent forces were small in number with only a Permanent Force Artillery unit and a number of staff officers and soldiers serving in the war.
The Reserve Forces Day Council’s objective is to "Raise the profile of the Reserve Forces and to thank serving and former members for their service, and their families and employers for their essential support."
This medallion has been struck for descendants and in memory of those Soldiers who fought in the War.
The "In Memory" medallion is oval 50mm high by 40 mm wide and bears the inscription "BOER WAR 1899-1902" bordering the face within a colour infill and a clear cover of epoxy. The central image is of an Australian soldier in a uniform of the era. The attractive medallion is 'gold', appearing as surrounds for the inscription. The neck ribbon is in the colours of the Queen’s official service medal, all enclosed in a presentation pouch. A space on the reverse side of the Medallion provides for a personal message to be engraved at a later time. An example is "Presented to Leslie Perrett Descendant of Tpr Frederick Avard, NSW Lancers who died in combat 10 October 1900". The Medallion may be worn at memorial ceremonies and will become a family keepsake. It does not matter on which side your ancestor fought, or if the soldier fought in a unit from elsewhere in the then Empire. The Medallion marks an Australian connection, and shows your support for your ancestor's achievement.
Associated with the 110th anniversary of the Boer War 1899 to 1902. A descendant's medal issued as a commemorative by the Reserve Forces Day Council in 2012.
Inscriptions & Markings
The medallion has a gold and red border with a photograph of a Boer War Soldier contained in the middle of the medallion. Surrounding wording on the medallion is : Boer War 1899-1902 A War Fought By Reservists. The bottom of the medallion has the letters RFD 2012 (which stands for the Reserve Forces Day National Council).