State: Victoria, Australia
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 29/04/1902
Number issued: 1


Medal, suitably inscribed, to:

5th Victorian (Mounted Rifles) Contingent –

1595 Private George Thomas TIMEWELL

Presentation made by Councillor Vogele, at the Frederick the Great battery-house, Sebastian.


Bendigo Advertiser, 2nd May 1902


Sebastian, 30th April.

A social to welcome home Private TIMEWELL, a member of the Fifth Contingent, lately operating in South Africa, was given here last night. When the evening train arrived the young soldier was heartily greeted by a number of relatives and friends and warmly congratulated on his safe return. He was one of the unfortunates in the Wilmansrust disaster, hut managed to escape in the darkness with a bullet wound on the bridge of his nose. Only a slight scar remains, and he is looking remarkably well after his campaigning experiences. A large gathering assembled afterwards at the Frederick the Great battery-house, where dancing took place. At supper Cr. Vogele occupied the chair, and extended a warm welcome to Private TIMEWELL. The chairman proposed the toast of "The King", which was accorded the usual loyal honours. Mr Allison, in proposing the health of the guest, expressed satisfaction at the safe come-coming of Sebastian's representative from among the noble band of Australians who fought side by side with Britain's sons in upholding her name and fame in the land of the Boer. The toast was enthusiastically received. The chairman then presented the guest with a medal, suitably inscribed, and with a silver-mounted pipe. Private TIMEWELL briefly, but feelingly, thanked the people for their kind reception, and for the gifts, which he would keep and value all his life. The toast of the ladies who provided supper was given by Mr Allison, and responded to by Mr C. Crawford.