County: West Yorkshire
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 00/00/1901
Number issued: 2 ?
Gold medals, to:
Volunteer Active Service Company, West Riding Regiment –
6175 Private Luther KAY
6174 Private Ralph KAY
and other volunteers (?)
Obverse with soldier standing at ease, and the legend: "SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN 1899 1901".
Reverse: "FROM THE MEMBERS OF THE HAWORTH CONSERVATIVE CLUB / PTE LUTHER KAY".
Note: the design of this medal is similar to that of the Ellon tribute (see below).
Kay example illustrated in Hibbard.
Hern, p. 201, No 876
The Haworth Conservative Club and Ellon medals, showing that the Ellon tribute would have originally been surmounted with a crown.
Both have maker's mark "M&B", for Marples & Beasley, Birmingham.