State: New South Wales, Australia
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 20/06/1902
Number issued: 1
Gold medal, to:
3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles –
1727 Trooper Jacob KNOBEL [John Knobel] (of Pleasant Hills)
Presentation made at the School of Arts, Henty.
Obverse with recipient's monogram: "JK".
Reverse: "TO / J. KNOBEL / for Services / rendered to the / EMPIRE / IN S. AFRICA / HENTY. 6.6.02".
Knobel medal sold through Noble Numismatics, 31/08/2021, for $2,400 AUD (with 4 clasp QSA). This is the medal illustrated in Hibbard.
Wagga Wagga Advertiser, 14th June 1902
Mr John KNOBEL, one of the returned soldiers from South Africa, who arrived last week in Sydney by the steamer Aurania, is to be accorded a welcome home in the shape of a social evening at the School of Arts tonight.
Wagga Wagga Advertiser, 21st June 1902
A welcome home was given to Mr J. KNOBEL, of Pleasant Hills, who has just returned from South Africa, last Friday night at the School of Arts, by the townspeople. The guest was entertained at a dinner, and presented with a gold medal. He recounted some stirring experiences during his 15 months’ absence. Mr F.W. Spence presided at the gathering.