Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 26/06/1902
Number issued: 12
Gold medals, to:
29295 Trooper Thomas MURRAY
8258 Private Alexander WILSON
"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.
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.