County: County Durham
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 05/11/1902
Number issued: 1


Gold medal & albert, to:

15th (Northumberland) Company, 5th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry –
28513 Trooper Thomas JONES

Presentation made by Mr S. Malcolm (secretary), in the Victoria Hall, South Shields.

Obverse: "S.S.V.L.B."

Reverse: "Presented to Trooper T. Jones by members and friends on his return from South Africa".



Shields Daily Gazette, 7th November 1902


On Wednesday, a sociable gathering was held in the Victoria Hall, South Shields, in honour of Trooper T. JONES, who has done active service in South Africa.

The proceedings were under the auspices of the South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade, of which Trooper JONES is an active member, and there was a very large company of brigadesmen and friends. The chairman was Mr T. Grimes, one of the captains of the Life Brigade, and among those present were Mr S. Malcolm, secretary; Messrs J. Page, G. Ogilvie, captains; and Messrs T. Newby, and R. Bell, deputy captains of the Brigade; Councillors W.L. Robertson, G.H. Laing, and D. Richardson; Messrs M. Wetherall, C. Richardson, R. Kaye, and W.H. Richardson, representing the Butchers’ Association.

The proceedings took the form of the conventional “smoker”, an excellent array of entertainers giving their services for the occasion.

Mr Malcom, in a warm and laudatory speech, handed over to Trooper JONES a gold albert and appendage. The latter bears the inscription, “Presented to Trooper T. Jones by members and friends on his return from South Africa”, and on the obverse side are the letters “S.S.V.L.B.” and a representation of the rocket apparatus.

The recipient suitably replied.

The evening was enjoyably spent with songs and recitations, Mr Swainston presiding at the piano.