Issued on: Return
Dates of presentations: 10/08/1901, 26/09/1902
Number issued: 2
Gold medals & alberts, suitably inscribed, to:
1st Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps –
???? Private Thomas OSBORNE
Presentation made at the Astley Arms Hotel, Seaton Delaval.
101st (Northumberland) Company, 5th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry –
32612 Trooper Rutherford S. OGLE
Presentation made by Councillor R.E. Ornsby, in the Drill Hall, Seaton Delaval.
Trooper Ogle also received a silver watch.
Morpeth Herald, 17/08/1901
Shields Daily News, 12th August 1901
On Saturday night, at the Astley Arms Hotel, Seaton Delaval, a large company assembled for the purpose of making a presentation to Private Thomas OSBORNE, of the 1st King’s Royal Rifles, on the occasion of his return from the war in South Africa. Mr J. Bruce presided over the proceedings, and Mr G. Allan occupied the vice-chair. The presentation consisted of a solid gold albert and medal, and was subscribed for by the people of the district. Private OSBORNE, in returning thanks for the present, said that when he reached home from South Africa he had no idea that he should get such a kind reception and such a beautiful present. A social evening followed, a band under the leadership of Mr W. Davy, being in attendance, and songs were sung by several gentlemen.
Shields Daily News, 27th September 1902
Last night, a public presentation was made to Private R.S. OGLE, of the 101st Co. Imperial Yeomanry, to celebrate his safe return from South Africa. The proceedings took place in the Drill Hall, Seaton Delaval, and were presided over by Mr R. Taylor. County Councillor R.E. Ornsby made the presentation, which consisted of a silver watch, a gold albert, and a gold medal suitably inscribed. A social and dance followed, at which the music was supplied by the Tynemouth Royal Garrison Artillery Band.