Forth copyright NEC

 

County: Lanarkshire
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 26/06/1902
Number issued: 12

 

Gold medals, to:

17th (Lanarkshire) Company, 6th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry [from "E" Company, 9th L.R.V.] –

29295 Trooper Thomas MURRAY

Volunteer Active Service Company, 1st Bn. Highland Light Infantry [from "E" Company, 9th L.R.V.]
2138 Sergeant-Instructor W. SEMPLE
8405 Private James BOYD
8407 Private William CLELLAND [Cleland]
8408 Private James GREENSHIELDS
8410 Private Donald Cameron HOPE (also served as 37051 Trooper Hope, 1st Scottish Horse)
8350 Private Joseph STEWART
8334 Private James WALKER
8333 Private James WALKINGSHAW [Walkinshaw]
8257 Private W. WEIR

8258 Private Alexander WILSON

Unknown Regiment –
???? Private Andrew WILSON
 
Presentation made by Mr David Spiers Fraser, in the Volunteer Park, Forth.
 
Obverse with St Andrew's cross surmounted by lion rampant.
Reverse: "PRESENTED TO / Pte Thos Murray / E. COY 9TH L.R.V. / AS A / Public Recognition / OF HIS SERVICES / IN SOUTH AFRICAN WAR / 1901-2".
 

"E" Company was based at Forth, Lanarkshire. Thomas Murray came from Carnwath, 6 miles south of Forth, and transferred from "E" Company to serve with the Imperial Yeomanry.

 

Hamilton Herald and Lanarkshire Weekly News 04/07/1902
Constantine Collection
 
 
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Hamilton Herald and Lanarkshire Weekly News, 4th July 1902
 

FORTH.

PRESENTATION TO VOLUNTEERS FROM THE FRONT.

On Thursday, 26th ult., during the evening a large gathering of spectators assembled in the Volunteer Park to witness the distribution of the gold medals to those members who had served a term of active service in South Africa during the late war. The Rev. W.P. Brock, after addressing the audience in a most eloquent manner, called upon Mr David Spiers Fraser to present the medals, which were received amidst enthusiastic cheers.

The following received medals – Sergt.-Inst. SEMPLE, Ptes. W. WEIR, Joseph STEWART, Alex. WILSON, Andrew WILSON, Wm. CLELLAND, Donald HOPE, Jas. BOYD, James WALKER, James WALKINSHAW, Jas. GREENSHIELDS, and Thos. MURRAY.

The inscription on the medals read as follows – "Presented to ____________ as a public recognition for services rendered in South Africa during 1901-02".

The company afterwards proceeded to the Victoria Hall, where supper was in waiting, and Hon. Lieut. Wellwood presided, while the Rev. W.P. Brock acted as croupier. After supper a very harmonious and enjoyable evening was spent in song, sentiment, and dancing.