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Worcester Tribute Medal 9 years 6 months ago #4267

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TITLE: CITY OF WORCHESTER WELCOME HOME MEDAL

METAL: SILVER AND ENAMEL

NAMED: 4400 LANCE-CORPORAL JAMES NEAL, 2ND VOLUNTEER SERVICE COMPANY WORCESTERSHIRE RGIMENT

SIZE: 30 mm

HERN'S CATALOGUE NUMBER: 808
HIBBARD'S CATALOGUE NUMBER: A-28
GEORGE A. BROWN PAGE: NOT APPLICABLE

CASED: NO

CLASSIFICATION: WELCOME HOME MEDAL

DESIGNER: MAKER IS SALE OF BIRMINGHAM (See Birmingham Welcome Home Medal)

OBVERSE: IN RED AND BLACK ENAMEL THE EMBOSSED SHIELD OF THE ANCIENT ARMS OF THE CITY OF WORCHESTER

REVERSE: ENCLOSED WITHING A CIRCLE OF LAUREL LEAVES WITH RIBBON AT BOTTOM WITH THE FOLLOWING NAMING

TYPE ONE: PRESENTED / BY THE / CITIZENS OF WORCESTER / TO / NAME OF SOLDIER / IN RECOGNITION OF HIS / SERVICES WITH THE / WORCESTER VOLUNTEERS / SOUTH AFRICAN WAR / 1899 1900 1901

TYPE TWO: PRESENTED / BY THE / CITIZENS OF WORCESTER / TO / NAME OF SOLDIER / IN RECOGNITION OF HIS / SERVICES WITH THE / WORCESTER / IMPERIAL YEOMANRY / SOUTH AFRICAN WAR / 1899 1900 1901

TYPE THREE: PRESENTED / BY THE / CITIZENS OF WORCESTER / TO / PTE. J. NEAL / IN RECOGNITION OF HIS / SERVICES WITH THE / WORCESTER VOLUNTEERS / SOUTH AFRICAN WAR / 1901 1902

NOTE: Please see both Hibbard and the following from the OMRS Journal Volume 16 No. 2 Spring and Volume 16 No. 3 Summer, the type 4 is possible but has not been officially reported as of the time of this writing ..... There are 4 known examples of Type One, 2 of Type Two and 2 of Type 3 (one in my collection).....

TYPE THREE: PRESENTED / BY THE / CITIZENS OF WORCESTER / TO / NAME OF SOLDIER / IN RECOGNITION OF HIS / SERVICES WITH THE / WORCESTER / IMPERIAL YEOMANRY / SOUTH AFRICAN WAR / 1901 1902





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Worcester Tribute Medal 9 years 6 months ago #4276

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Just noticed that this was my 400th Post.....

Does not seem so long ago there was Post One.....

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Worcester Tribute Medal 8 years 2 months ago #15694

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Good Morning Everyone.....

Just checking ebay and found this.....

This Jewel has not been previously recorded and brings the total to 6 known First Contingent Jewels known to exist.....

It is to bad that there is the damage to the suspension and the attempt to remove the name.....

The last PERFECT one that I saw sold in 2006 went for L 650.00 at an auction in the US.....

Mike

Oh. Yes - I do not have any contact with the seller.....

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Worcester Tribute Medal 8 years 1 month ago #15835

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Hi,

As a Worcester resident I couldn't resist the above rather sad example of the Worcester Jewel. It was given to 7282 John Edward Connelly from Cradley Heath, Staffordshire, age 30 in 1899 and a member of the 1st Contingent IY. His papers show his occupation as Surveyor and Civil Engineer and he was a member of The Society of Architects. Intriguingly he is also noted as having received the Ashanti Star but without any previous military service other than in the Worcester Hussars. I can only presume that he was in Ashanti as a civilian but I cannot find him on the roll or in McInnes and Frazer. An interesting entitlement anyway and a bonus.

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Paul,

Am intriguing entitlement for sure!

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Good Morning Paul.....

I am glad that you were able to obtain the Jewel....

Now all we have to do is find the QSA (And Ashanti)..... It is not in the list that I have of know medals and jewels.....

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