State: Victoria, Australia
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 09/05/1902
Number issued: 2

 

Gold medals, to:
 
5th Victorian (Mounted Rifles) Contingent –
1649 Corporal Edmund Sheldrick JOHNSON

1299 Private Percy Fred SAMPSON

Presentation made by Councillor William Lade, president of the Shire, in the Shire Hall, Alexandra.
 

Inscribed: "Presented to ________ , by the residents of Alexandria for services rendered the Empire in South African War. May 9, 1902".

 

 
 
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Alexandra & Yea Standard, 16th May 1902
 

WELCOME HOME.

PRESENTATION TO CORPORAL E. JOHNSON & PRIVATE SAMPSON.

On Friday evening last, at the shire hall, a welcome home was tendered to Corporal JOHNSON and Private SAMPSON, who went to South Africa with the Fifth Contingent, by the residents of this district. The welcome took the form of a social and dance, at which gold medals commemorative of their services in the Boer war, were presented to the returned soldiers. …….

……. He [Councillor W. Lade] then, amid great applause, presented each returned soldier with a beautiful gold medal, inscribed as follows : - “Presented to __________ , by the residents of Alexandra for services rendered the Empire in South African War. May 9, 1902.”