County: County Durham
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 13/11/1902
Number issued: 1


Gold medal, to:

2nd Bn. Coldstream Guards –
9574 Private Thomas SHIELD [Shields]

Presentation made by Mr J.G. Thompson (local secretary of the Glassmakers' Society), at the West Park Hotel, South Shields.

Subscribed for by his fellow workmen at Messrs Edward Moore & Co's Glass Works.


Shields Daily Gazette, 14/11/1902
Shields Daily News, 15th November 1902


Mr Thomas SHIELDS, who has returned to South Shields from South Africa after two years and eight months’ active service with the 2nd Coldstream Guards, has been presented with a gold medal by the workmen of Messrs Edward Moore and Company’s Glass Works, at which he is employed. Private SHIELDS was in many of the heaviest engagements of the campaign, and has the South African medal with no fewer than eight bars. The presentation was made at a social gathering in the West Park Hotel, South Shields, over which Mr Alex Wilson presided.

Mr J.G. Thompson, local secretary of the Glassmakers’ Society, handed over the medal and remarked that Private SHIELDS had served his King and country splendidly.

The health of the recipient was heartily drunk, the other toast submitted being “Success to the Firm of E. Moore and Company”.