State: Victoria, Australia
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 09/08/1901

Number issued: 2 or 7


Gold alberts & pendants, suitably inscribed, to:

3rd Victorian (Bushmen's) Contingent –

439 Sergeant [Staff-Sergeant] Ernest Alfred Thomas TOWERS

4th Victorian (Imperial Bushmen's) Contingent –
389 Corporal Thomas Henry KING
368 Lance-Corporal David Patrick FULLER
413 Lance-Corporal William Servant BURGESS
326 Trooper George Mitchell GANGE
238 Trooper Thomas Reid BRYMER
536 Trooper James Archibald RISEBOROUGH

Subscribed for by Beulah residents.

Note: The Melbourne Argus of 14/08/1901 states that medals were only presented to Corporal King and Trooper Riseborough.

Corporal King received a second medal from the Beulah A.N.A.

Trooper Brymer received a [second?] medal from the residents of Hopetown/Hopetoun.

Trooper Gange received a [second?] medal from the residents of Rosebery.



Horsham Times, 13th August 1901
Staff-Sergeant TOWERS, Corporal T.H. KING, Lance-Corporals D. FULLER and W,H. BURGESS, and Troopers RISBOROUGH [sic], G. GANGE and T. BRYMER have, on their return from South Africa, been warmly welcomed to Beulah (at a great public demonstration) and Rosebery, and presented with gold chains and medals. It is proposed to erect a memorial to Trooper J.L. RYAN, of Galaquil, who was drowned in South Africa.
Melbourne Argus, 14th August 1901
BEULAH. – Corporal T.H. KING, who a few days ago since returned from active service in South Africa, was met at the local railway station by members of the rifle club, who fired a volley, and in the evening was entertained by the members. A public reception was also tendered Corporal KING and Private RISEBOROUGH on Friday evening last, there being about 250 present. Both were made the recipients of a gold albert, with pendant, suitably inscribed. The following returned soldiers from this district were also present, viz. – Lance-Corporal FULLER, Troopers BURGESS, BRYMER, GANGE, and Staff-Sergeant TOWERS (of Gippsland). Corporal KING, who is a member of the local lodge of the A.N.A., was entertained by that body at a social, and presented with a gold medal.