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Willesden tribute medal 1 year 5 months ago #71226

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An amazingly beautiful Tribute Medal indeed! It’s interesting to note that Bill Hibbard chose to illustrate this particular medal on the cover of the advertising prospectus for his 1982 book but not on the cover of the published book itself.

There was a very useful update article on Boer War Tributes by A.A. Upfill-Brown in the Summer 1998 OMRS Journal (pages 138-146). In that article, it was revealed that the very extensive Tribute Medal collections of both Hibbard and Upfill-Brown had been acquired by the National Army Museum so those medals are now permanently off the market.

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Willesden tribute medal 1 year 5 months ago #71227

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Thank you Colonel.By, that is very interesting.

I visited the NAM last year and know the tribute collection is not on display. I am sure the museum must have many more items than they can display but it is a shame there is no room, currently at least, for the tribute medals.
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Good afternoon,

While researching the recipients of the Willesden Tribute Medal, I came across this image, showing the "lost" tablet from the old Willesden Town Hall (Hibbard, p. 77 and Appendix 7). It is now on the wall of Billy Frogg's Bar, Omaha, Nebraska!

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The tablet was placed in Willesden Town Hall on 15 April 1901 (Willesden Chronicle, 19 April 1901).

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Twenty-eight of the fifty-six medals were presented by Mrs Crone and Mrs Pinkham, in the Kensal Rise Board School, on 8th November 1900.
The Willesden Chronicle (9th November 1900) lists twenty-six of these recipients:

City Imperial Volunteers –
1542 Colour-Sergeant A.E. GRUNDY
9 Lance-Sergeant Ernest Edward AUSTEN
979 Bugler Arthur Thomas LAMBERT
199 Private William Robert ARNELL
1321 Gunner J.J. BAILEY
1138 Private J.T.G. BATES
198 Private T.J. BELL
190 Private T.A. CHAMBERS [A.T. Chambers]
1154 Private John Walker Smyth CRONE
153 Private Herbert William CUNNINGTON
381 Private Thomas James DUDLEY
659 Private Arthur Sidney GINGER
200 Private Samuel George Reginald HORSFORD
240 Private J. JACOBS [Jacob]
446 Private H.H. LEWIS
643 Private William Henry Ernest MOCKFORD
393 Private W.H. NEWEY
392 Private H.S. ORME
166 Private H.J. RANSOME
1005 Private H.F.W. SCHEURER
168 Private H. SCOTT
167 Private Charles Sidney SCUTT

2nd Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps –
3795 Private George William FUSEDALE (died, Newcastle, 30/07/1900 - medal presented to his mother)

St John Ambulance Brigade –
44 Orderly Richard James BEESLEY
973 Orderly B. DOE (died, Ladysmith, 22/06/1900)

"A" Squadron, Loch's Horse –
70 Corporal [Sergeant] Alfred Edward WALTERS
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The remainder received their medals at a later date. They were:

City Imperial Volunteers –
380 Private George William BATES
1460 Private John HOWES
598 Private Frederick George HUCKER (died, Pretoria, 20/11/1900)
373 Private William NORTHCOTT
D56 R.W. ROBINSON [R. Robinson] (possibly?)
143 Private William SEMPER
470 Private Ernest George WESTACOTT
476 Private John James WHYNTIE

Honourable Artillery Company –
1056 Corporal Herbert William Townend ELAM ("A" Battery)
D142 Gunner M.P. WEBSTER ("B" Battery)

28h (Bedfordshire) Company, 4th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry –
15000 Trooper Walter John WOOD

31st (Montgomeryshire) Company, 9th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry –
8277 Trooper Evelyn Argent SAUNDERS

42nd (Hertfordshire) Company, 12th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry –
5822 Trooper Frederick John RING (transferred to South African Police)

51st (Paget's Horse) Company, 19th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry –
28711 Sergeant Robert Holt PRESTON

67th (Sharpshooters) Company, 18th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry –
12396 [13396] George Robert WEBB

Gun Section, 73rd (Paget's Horse) Company, 19th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry –
13464 Trooper Arthur Edward MAY

78th (Rough Riders) Company, 20th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry –
15704 Trooper Henry Augustus WEBB (later served as 38882 Tpr. H.A. Webb, 30th Bn. I.Y.)

Brabant's Horse –
4190 Trooper W.G.P. STANBURY

St John Ambulance Brigade –
974 Orderly J.H. COGGS
43 Orderly William Henry EDGECOMBE [Edgcomb]
74 Orderly J. TOLLAFIELD

Lumsden's Horse –
93 Trooper Ernest Philip SANDERS

Royal Army Medical Corps (No. 14 General Hospital) –
14314 Private Arthur BRIDGMAN [Bridgeman]

Unknown Regiments –
???? J.W. BELL
???? H. CHAMBERS
???? W. CLARKE
???? W.H. HAMILTON
???? A.E. MALLEY
???? Thomas Henry SYMONDS
???? D.J. WATTS
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