Incorporated Law Society

  Incorporated Law Society silver

 

 

County: London
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 18/12/1902
Number issued: c. 176

 

Bronze medallions, to:

Members of the Incorporated Law Society who saw active service in South Africa

 

Obverse: "THE INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM  1902"   "LEGES JURAQUE SERVAMUS".

Reverse: "PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY, SIR ALBERT KAYE ROLLIT, LLD, DCL, MP  AND THE VICE PRESIDENT, JOHN EDWARD GRAY HILL, ESQ, TO SOLICITORS & ARTICLED CLERKS WHO SERVED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1899-1902, AND WHO WERE ENTERTAINED BY THE SOCIETY, AT A BANQUET IN ITS HALL ON DECEMBER 18TH, 1902."

Edge with impressed lettering: "BRONZE".

 

According to the official report of the Incorporated Law Society banquet, 176 solicitors and articled clerks served in the South African campaign. Of these, 106 officers & men attended the banquet. Although the wording on the medal seems to imply that only those attending the function would be presented with medals, it seems likely that all combatants ultimately received the tributes.

Note: a silver version of this medallion was sold through Baldwin's, 20/09/2017 (shown above).

 

Official Report of a Banquet Given by the Incorporated Law Society, 1902 (includes drawing of the medallion)
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