Bon-Accord Lodge of Freemasons Boer War Tribute Medal



County: Aberdeenshire
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 29/05/1901
Number issued: 1

Gold masonic jewel, to:
1st Active Service Section, 1st Aberdeenshire Royal Engineers (Vols) –
6057 Sapper George HARDY [Hardie]
Obverse (on ribbon bar): "BON-ACCORD LODGE / 669".
Reverse: "SO. AFRICAN WAR / 1900 - 01".
Presentation made by the Bon-Accord Lodge of Freemasons, in the Masonic Hall, Aberdeen.

Hardy jewel in the Constantine Collection.


Aberdeen Journal, 01/06/1901
Constantine Collection
Aberdeen Press & Journal, 1st June 1901



At a meeting of Bon-Accord Lodge of Freemasons (No. 669) held in the Masonic Hall, Aberdeen, on Wednesday, Brother George Hardy was congratulated on his return from South Africa, and was presented with a masonic jewel as a tangible memento of his campaign in South Africa, the Right Worthy Master remarking that the jewel would always bring to his remembrance that he was one of those who took an active part in one of the greatest struggles this country had ever been engaged in. Bro. Hardy feelingly replied. An adjournment was then made to the Waverley Hotel, where a pleasant hour was spent in song and toast. Brothers Spence, Bothwell, Mitchell, Drummond, and Caldwell adding greatly to the enjoyment.