Country: New Zealand
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 04/07/1902
Number issued: 1
Gold medal, to:
7th New Zealand Mounted Rifles –
4577 Trooper George VIAL
Presentation made during a social tendered by the Owaka Rifle Volunterers.
Obverse with recipient's monogram: "G.V."
Reverse: "Presented by the Owaka Rifle Volunteers to Trooper G. Vial on his return from the S.A. War, 4/6/02 [sic]".
Clutha Leader, 11th July 1902
Trooper George VIAL, of the Seventh Contingent, was entertained at a social by the Owaka Rifle Volunteers on Friday evening, and presented with a gold medal inscribed: "Presented by the Owaka Rifle Volunteers to Trooper G. Vial on his return from the S.A. War, 4/6/02 [sic]". On the opposite side is the monogram G.V. Trooper Vial was in the Bothasberg affair.