County: Aberdeenshire
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 03/07/1901
Number issued: 1


Gold albert & pendant, to:

2nd Volunteer Active Service Company, 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders ["A" Company, 2nd V.B.G.H.] –
8260 Private Alexander INNES [Alick Innes]

Presentation made by Captain Ferguson, on behalf of comrades of "A" Company, 2nd V.B.G.H., after parade at Skilmafilly.

Note: this presentation is also shown in the SAVOCH column in the Aberdeen People's Journal (13/07/1901).



Aberdeen Journal, 10/07/1901
Aberdeen Press & Journal, 6th July 1901


At Skilmafilly on Wednesday evening Mr Alick INNES, one of the volunteers of the 2nd V.B.G.H., who returned from South Africa a few months ago, was made the recipient of a gold albert and pendant. Being a general favourite, Mr INNES received a cordial welcome home, and his comrades wished to show their appreciation of his patriotic conduct. Captain Ferguson made the presentation, and Mr INNES suitably replied, and in turn presented Capt. Ferguson with a war trophy which he bought home. He said he was sorry he could not give each of the volunteers something also. Mr INNES is a son of Mr James Innes, watchmaker, Auchnagatt.
Buchan Observer, 9th July 1901



On Wednesday last, at the close of the parade of A Company, 2nd Volunteer Battalion Gordon Highlanders, Private A. INNES was made a recipient of a gold albert with pendant on his return from South Africa. Captain Ferguson, in making the presentation, commended Private INNES on his pluck in volunteering, and drew attention to the importance of volunteering, as evidenced by the work of the volunteers in South Africa. Private INNES thanked Captain Ferguson and the members of the company for their kindness, and expressed regret at not having a memento of the war for each, but had pleasure in presenting Captain Ferguson with his emergency ration tin as a memento of the war.