State: Victoria, Australia

Issued on: Departure
Date of presentation: 10/01/1900
Number issued: 1


Gold medal, suitably inscribed, to:

2nd Victorian (Mounted Rifles) Contingent –
344 Sergeant Andrew Duncan WARDEN

Presentation made by Councillor Palmer, at South Melbourne College Hall.

Subscribed for by his many friends.


Melbourne Argus, 12th January 1900

About a hundred of the South Melbourne friends of Sergeant A.D. WARDEN assembled on Wednesday evening, at the South Melbourne College Hall, to wish him good-bye prior to his departure for South Africa with the Second Victorian Contingent. Councillor Palmer occupied the chair, and presented the guest of the evening with a gold chain and medal, suitably inscribed, as a token of the affectionate regard of his many friends. A number of musical items were effectively rendered, and the evening was brought to a close with the singing of the National Anthem. A large party of friends afterwards drove Sergeant WARDEN in a drag back to camp, appropriate songs being indulged in on the journey.