State: New South Wales, Australia
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 16/08/1901
Number issued: 1


Gold medal, suitably inscribed, to:

South African Light Horse –
1894 Corporal Harold Falcon SECCOMBE

Presentation made in the Temperance Hall, Tilba Tilba.


Sydney Evening News, 23rd August 1901
Mr J.P. Seccombe, J.P., and family, after a residence in the Tilba district of upwards of thirty years, left on the 17th instant by the Illawarra steamer, en route to Macleay River, where Mr Seccombe has purchased a large property. On the 16th instant they were entertained at a valedictory in the Tilba Temperance Hall, which was literally packed, notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather. The public of the district presented Mr Seccombe with an illuminated address, and the cricketers gave him a silver-mounted pipe and silver match box. Mrs Seccombe was the recipient of a bound album, containing a number of photos, and local views, Mr Royden Seccombe of a silver-mounted pipe, and the younger children of books. Advantage was also taken of the occasion to present Corporal Harry SECCOMBE, who has just returned from South Africa, with a very handsome gold medal suitably inscribed. Young SECCOMBE went over in the Rippingham Grange about fifteen months ago. He enlisted in the South African Light Horse, and went right through the Natal campaign with Buller. He was present at many severe engagements, and was severely wounded on Metz Farm. On the completion of his service he accepted his discharge, and was recommended for the distinguished service medal. The large hall was tastefully decorated with ferns, flowers, and appropriate mottoes. A large party of friends and relatives journeyed to Bermagui on Saturday afternoon to say farewell.