Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 13/09/1902
Number issued: 1
Gold medal, suitably inscribed, to:
1st Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers (Reserve) –
3913 Private John William LASHLEY [Lashly]
Presentation made by Mr Robert Penman, at the Bridge Inn, Annitsford.
Lashley also received a silver-mounted pipe and a purse of gold.
Morpeth Herald, 6th September 1902
Return of a Seghill Reservist.
On Monday night, Private J. LASHLEY, reservist of the Northumberland Fusiliers, returned home at Seghill, after having gone through the South African War. A large crowd assembled at the station, and gave him a hearty welcome. He was carried shoulder high to the village, the procession being headed by the Tynemouth Volunteer Artillery Band. A committee are making arrangements for a presentation to Private LASHLEY.
Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 15th September 1902
At the Bridge Inn, Annitsford, on Saturday night, a large company assembled for the purpose of making a presentation to Private J. LASHLEY, a reservist of the Fighting Fifth, who recently returned home from South Africa. Mr R. Penman presided and also made the presentation which consisted of a handsome silver-mounted pipe, a gold medal suitably inscribed, and a purse of gold. Private LASHLEY thanked the subscribers for the handsome present they had made him. Afterwards, a social evening was spent.
Morpeth Herald, 20th September 1902
Private John LASHLY, of the “Fighting Fifth”, who returned to his home at Seghill a week ago, after serving during the whole of the war in South Africa, was made the recipient of a silver-mounted pipe, a gold medal, and a purse of gold, on Saturday night, at the Bridge Inn, Annitsford. Mr Robt. Penman made the presentation, and an enjoyable evening’s entertainment was provided.