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WINSFORD TRIBUTE MEDAL JIFFY BAG DANCE 2 years 3 months ago #68183

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Good Morning Everyone.....

The latest find from our favourite auction site...... One of two Jiffy Bags that I am expecting....

WINSFORD TRIBUTE MEDAL

Hibbard (A 27), Hern - (806)

Plain Edge

Obverse:

Reeded rim, On right, trooper standing front with bayoneted carbine. Behind on left, a mounted trooper, left, with rifle. Grassy ground with hills in background, radiant sun on right. Legend on a band: "TRANSVAAL WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA 1900 . 1901" Cross at foot.

Reverse:

Presented by the Town of Winsford to (blank area for engraved name) In recognition of His Patriotism and Valour in Serving in the Transvaal War as (space for rank) In The (space for unit

Notes:

The town of Winsford is in the country of Cheshire in the north west of England. The area around the town is known for its salt mines.

Medals were also made with parts of the reverse inscriptions die stamped.

The obverse is the same as the Melton Mowbray medal (Hern 782, Hibbard A 16).

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WINSFORD TRIBUTE MEDAL JIFFY BAG DANCE 2 years 3 months ago #68200

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Huh, I bet you've never even been there.

Nice one, Mike. I should think you should start your own ABW museum.
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Thank You Bernice, that is very true LOL.....

Many years ago S.W.M.B.O.'d had a small sign made for my Den/Office door reading.....

"Beware He Who Enters Here Runs the Risk of being BOER'd To Death".....

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WINSFORD TRIBUTE MEDAL JIFFY BAG DANCE 2 weeks 2 days ago #83780

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Mike,

My research indicates that the Winsford tribute was issued in both silver and bronze, the bronze medal being the rarer. As of June 2022 only one named example of the bronze issue has been seen (to 1698 Trooper Thomas BAXTER, 22nd I.Y.). This compares with seven known silver medals.


Northwich Guardian, 29th June 1901

Mr Cooke occupied the chair, and explained that there were two classes of medals – silver and bronze ones. The silver ones were for the Yeomanry and Volunteers belonging to Winsford, and the others for those who had been associated with the town and had been connected with the 22nd Company Imperial Yeomanry. For instance, Dr FELTON, who resided in this district originally, went out as a trooper, and not only did his work as a trooper, but also as a surgeon, without any pay. They were recognising his services and a few others like Sergeant-Major BARRATT.


RECIPIENTS

26/06/1901 presentation

22nd (Cheshire) Company, 2nd Bn. Imperial Yeomanry –
1681 Regimental Sergeant-Major W. BARRATT (Bronze)
1683 Sergeant Edwin HOPLEY
1698 Trooper Thomas BAXTER (Bronze; absent)
1709 Trooper Alfred Amos CARRICK (died, Draghoender, 13/05/1900 - medal presented to his father)
1706 Trooper John Kemp COOKE
1727 Trooper [Dr] Walter Braithwaite FELTON (bronze)
1771 Trooper Herbert Perrott RIGBY
1778 Trooper Rowland STUBBS

1st Volunteer Active Service Company, Cheshire Regiment –
7335 Private R. BENNETT
7333 Private Samuel BENNETT
7330 Private Alfred HATTON
7332 Private S. HULSE
7347 Private W. JOHNSON (died, Bloemfontein, 11/03/1901 - medal presented to his father)
7506 Private Edward PLANT
7341 Private Osman RIGBY
7331 Private J.A. ROBERTS
7504 Private John TIMPERLEY

St John Volunteer Ambulance –
833 Orderly F. CURZON
834 Orderly D. McKELVIE

Presentation made by Lord Dundonald, in the new Drill Hall, Winsford.


04/04/1902 presentation

100th Company, 5th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry –
Captain James A. TURNER

Army Service Corps [from 4th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Militia)] –
7402 Corporal John BECKETT (died, Middelberg, 05/02/1902 - medal presented to his father)

19th Hussars –
4628 Private Aaaron WALKER (died, Ladysmith, 23/12/1899 - medal presented to his father)

Presentation made by Mr J.P. Jackson in the Drill Hall, Winsford.


24/06/1902 presentation

2nd Volunteer Active Service Company, Cheshire Regiment –
7509 Private Samuel BAKER
7503 Private Joseph BOOTH (absent)
7501 Private Thomas CARDEN
7505 Private GREEN (absent)
7508 Private John HANCOCK (absent)
7507 Private Charles HODGKINSON
7502 Private Reuben SUCH

Presentation made by the Mayor (Mr J.E. Reiss), in the Drill Hall, Winsford.


OTHER RECIPIENTS (all silver medals)

24/06/1902 presentation

Further silver medals were presented to a few who were singled out for valuable services rendered in the relief of wives & families of men fighting in the South African War.

Winsford War Relief Committee –
Mr James Edward REISS (Chairman)
Mr John Henry COOKE (hon. Secretary)

Honorary Secretary of the Ladies' Committee –
Mrs Sarah Elizabeth MARSHALL

Secretary, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Families’ Association, Eddisbury Division –
Miss M.E. THRELFALL

Other Recipients –
Colonel KENNEDY
Mr W. KISSOCK
Mr W. SHAW
Mr J.G. DODD
Mr J.B. SMALLWOOD
Mr W.G. BATES
WINSFORD VOLUNTEER BANDMASTER

Presentation made in the Drill Hall, Winsford.



KNOWN EXAMPLES HIGHLIGHTED IN GREEN

SEE: WINSFORD TRIBUTE MEDAL
SEE: WINSFORD TRIBUTE MEDAL (Relief of wives & families)

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