State: Victoria, Australia
Issued on: Return
Dates of presentations: 08/12/1900, abt. 12/06/1901
Number issued: 2
Gold medals/lockets, to:
2nd Victorian (Mounted Rifles) Contingent –
251 Private Simon William STRAHAN
Presentation made by Mr D.J. Duggan (Minister of Lands), in the Town Hall, Tarnagulla.
Abt. 12/06/1901 presentation
3rd Victorian (Bushmen's) Contingent –
531 Lance-Corporal Thomas Edward THOMSON
Presentation made by the Mayor (Mr Williams), at the Town Hall, Tarnagulla.
Melbourne Argus, 10th December 1900
An enthusiastic reception was accorded Private STRAHAN on his return home on Saturday, when he was met at the railway station by the mayor and councillors of the borough, Mr Comrie, M.L.C., and Mr D.T. Duggan (Minister of Lands). The brass band, the fire brigade, and the members of the rifle club and the school children also met the train and there were nearly a thousand people at the station. At the town hall Private STRAHAN was heartily welcomed home by the mayor, and Mr Comrie, Mr W. Skelton (president of the Australian Natives Association) and the Rev. A McLellan. Mr Duggan presented the guest, on behalf of the people of Tarnagulla, with a handsome gold medal. Private STRAHAN, amidst cheers acknowledged the hearty reception and presentation.
Melbourne Age, 14th June 1901
Lance-Corporal THOMSON, of the Victorian Bushmen, who returned by the Morayshire, was accorded a most hearty reception. He was met at the station by the mayor and councillors, fire brigade, rifle club, school children, and about 300 townspeople. A procession, headed by the Inglewood Federal Band, escorted him to the town hall, where congratulatory speeches were made. The mayor (Mr Williams) presented Lance-Corporal THOMSON, on behalf of the residents of the town and district, with a gold locket. On Wednesday evening, he was entertained at a social in the reserve pavilion.