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Feedback on the Tribute Medal database 1 year 1 month ago #78181

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Neville my apologises. In my earlier note I said the 29th June article in the Beverley Recorder was more likely referring to the Mayor wanting to present them with QSAs as the War Office were being blamed for the delay in issuing medals.
The Report in the East Riding Telegraph 29th June 1901 gives a much more accurate description of the events and here the Mayor was referring to the Tribute Medals and it is the Assaye Office he blames for the delay. Its is therefore worth recording this newspaper in your list of sources. I can send you a copy of the page via David if you want this or cant access via Find My Past

There is also on the same page a reference to the Market Weighton Tribute comprising a large illuminated scroll and a Watch and Chain. The men who got it are listed.

Another article you may find interesting if you have not already seen it is the OMRS Article on Tribute medals in the Upfill Brown collection in 1998. He describes the Beverley tribute medal under the Regimental Section i.e not acknowledging that it was awarded by the town. My second apology is now due to all Scotsman reading my earlier note. I referred to an earlier owner describing the Beaver on the Beverley Tribute medal as a Duck. This article makes quite clear it was Mr Upfill Brown describing the Beaver as a Tortoise!

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Feedback on the Tribute Medal database 1 year 1 month ago #78182

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I did have a copy of the actual article that refers to the Market Weighton Tribute
This is taken from the East Riding Telegraph 29th June 1901 Page 6

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Feedback on the Tribute Medal database 1 year 1 month ago #78186

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Andrew, thank you for all this really useful information.

BEVERLEY has now been updated with the photographs provided.

I have compiled a similar list of recipients of watches (over 1,000 presentation ceremonies), so am aware of the Market Weighton distributions. They were:

18th June 1901

Volunteer Active Service Company, East Yorkshire Regiment –
7030 Sergeant T.A. SAPCOTE
7076 Private Francis DAWSON
7075 Private James W. GRANTHAM
7073 Private Fred JOHNSON
7072 Private George Leonard SAPCOTE

Presentation made by the Earl of Londesborough, at the Londesborough Arms Hotel, Market Weighton.

Abt. 25th September 1901

Volunteer Active Service Company, East Yorkshire Regiment –
7074 Private Richard MEGSON

Presented to Mr Gervase Megson of Beverley (his father), as Private Megson was still in South Africa.


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Feedback on the Tribute Medal database 1 year 1 month ago #78187

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Good Morning Neville

Did you get the PM sent yesterday.....

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Feedback on the Tribute Medal database 1 year 1 month ago #78188

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OK Neville sorry I did not appreciate you had a separate database of watches ha ha. Listed under Driffield is a watch inscribed to Ramsey. Should this be on the separate database? Might be useful to note how you differentiate to help future contributors.
Is there a separate database for Portraits? Sticking with Driffield , for example, only one man is listed but 16 of 2nd VB East Yorks Driffield contingent had their portraits taken in the garden of their CO when they returned these were put in an oak frame 24 inches X 20 and inscribed on a silver plate “Presented to (name/rank)by the Towns people of Driffield, as a memento of service to the Empire, in South Africa – 1900-1901”
Am I straying far of topic now?

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Feedback on the Tribute Medal database 1 year 1 month ago #78189

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Worsley
County: Lancashire
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 28/08/1901
Number issued: 11

Gold medals, to:
23rd (Lancashire) Company, 8th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry –
2746 Sergeant Arthur George HERRINGTON (absent)
2730 Bugler [Trumpeter] Harry BARLOW
2747 Trooper Roland BRADSHAW
2723 Trooper Thomas JACKSON
2738 Trooper Samuel JONES
2743 Trooper Arthur MARSH
2788 Trooper David REW (K.I.A., Faber's Put, 30/05/1900 - medal presented to his mother)
2740 Trooper Henry Harrison YATES
32nd (Lancashire) Company, 2nd Bn. Imperial Yeomanry –
20504 Corporal Claud HEMBRY (absent)
77th (Lancashire) Company, 8th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry –
15851 Trooper Hyde Kelso LEAROYD
15859 Trooper George Henry Morris

Presentation made by the Earl of Ellesmere, in the Co-operative Hall, Walkden.

H.H. Yates example sold through Dix Noonan Webb, 06/07/2004, for £550. This is the example illustrated in Hibbard.


The 15ct gold Tribute Medal of
15859 Trooper George Henry MORRIS [/b]

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Obverse with the civic arms of Worsley and the legend: "PRESENTED TO VOLUNTEERS RETURNING FROM SOUTH AFRICA / SIC DONEC".

Reverse: “1901” / TROOPER G. MORRIS / 77th Company / Imperial Yeomanry / FROM / WORSLEY URBAN DISTRICT".

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