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2nd Gloucestershire Volunteers (Royal Engineers) Tribute Medal / Fob 8 months 1 week ago #80158

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Hi,

I have found on-line at East Bristol Auctions upcoming Auction on the 17th December 2021 of Military, History & Transportation - Medals, Edged Weapons, Uniforms & Ephemera, a Tribute Medal / Fob that I have not been able to locate on this forum.

Unfortunately it is not attributed to any serving soldier, but I believe that it may be of interest to other members (or at least Neville) and hoping that someone out there might be able to shed some more information about this award. The opening bid for this medal is £180.






Information accompanying the Tribute Medal / Fob is as follows -

A 1901 18ct gold and enamel hallmarked fob medal 'The Bristol 2nd Gloucestershire Volunteers' of the Royal Engineers. Hallmarks to rear for Kemp Brothers, Birmingham, 1901. Enamel decoration to front, with a central ' RE ' in red and white enamel. 11.2g gross weight. Housed within an associated period box.

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2nd Gloucestershire Volunteers (Royal Engineers) Tribute Medal / Fob 8 months 1 week ago #80164

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Thank you for posting this, Trev. A really intriguing medal.
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2nd Gloucestershire Volunteers (Royal Engineers) Tribute Medal / Fob 8 months 1 week ago #80165

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There are 72 men listed under the Glocestershire RE volunteers:

Arkett J W Sapper 6238
Ashley W C Sapper 8254
Balson W H Lance Corporal 5946
Besant H C Sapper 5964
Bishop F J Sapper 5954
Bowden J Sapper 5957
Brice A A Sapper 8256
Browning W Lance Corporal 6240
Bull A Sapper 6241
Buss A J Sapper 5963
Case W G 2nd Corporal 5942
Clarke H Sapper 5950
Cole A L Sapper 8257
Coombes J Sapper 6242
Dodwell A Corporal 6243
Dudden W H Sapper 5955
Edwards S C F Sapper 5952
Edwards S J Sapper 5957
Fanner H Sapper 6244
Gardiner W C Sapper 5956
Glimstead J Sapper 8259
Gould L Sapper 8260
Grieve G 2nd Corporal 6245
Hale J Sapper 8261
Hall H Sergeant 6248
Harris C E Sapper 8262
Harris H Sapper 6247
Hartley W J Sapper 5949
Hawkins F A Sapper 5961
Hayward H Sapper 6246
Hobbs C G Sapper 5960
Hubbard C Sapper 8263
Hubbard E Sapper 5944
Humphries E L Sapper 5953
Jones F Sapper 5948
Joyner A E Sapper 6262
Justice W Sapper 8264
Karee J R Sapper 6249
Kibby E Sapper 5962
Lambert B L Lieutenant
Laurence F Sapper 6250
Levershaw J H Sapper 8265
Martin A W Sapper 6252
Meadows F C Corporal 5941
Meredith H Sapper 6251
Meulbrouck A A Sapper 6253
Morris C E E Sergeant 5940
Patch W O Sapper 8266
Pike W P Sapper 6254
Propert F E Sapper 8267
Propert T Sapper 8268
Ricketts E E Lieutenant
Roberts A Sapper 6257
Rock H J Sapper 6255
Rowland F J Sapper 8269
Ruff W J Sapper 5947
Ryder F Sapper 6256
Sallis J Sapper 6258
Sinnott E S Lieutenant
Smith G A Sapper 8272
Smith W H Sapper 8271
Spear C W Sapper 5959
Spear E J Sapper 5943
Stallard C Sapper 8270
Such H Sapper 6259
Tomlins W Sapper 6260
Ware A C Sapper 8273
Ware J Sapper 5945
Westaway E Sapper 8274
Whatley W W Sapper 5958
Yates W Sapper 6261
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2nd Gloucestershire Volunteers (Royal Engineers) Tribute Medal / Fob 1 month 2 weeks ago #84022

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Thank you for posting a picture of this interesting medal.
Dated 1901 to a unit which served in South Africa, I would think that is quite strong evidence to suggest that it is a tribute to their Boer War service. Is its absence from the tribute medal database due to the lack of any specific reference to South Africa on the medal itself? (at least I couldn't see it under G for Gloucestershire or B for Bristol)
I suppose this leads to a broader question of what is the definition of a Boer War tribute medal for the purposes of the database. If the medal itself is ambiguous, is documentary evidence also required?
Perhaps a question for Mr Chamberlain.
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Sorry. This is a question for Mr Constantine rather.
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2nd Gloucestershire Volunteers (Royal Engineers) Tribute Medal / Fob 1 month 2 weeks ago #84025

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Hi JC,
I wasn't able to find any relevant information about this tribute medal/fob either when I originally posted these images. I'm hoping that maybe one of our contributors with access to the relevant online digital papers will have luck in locating an award ceremony that can link this medal to soldiers of the Gloucestershire Volunteers.

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