County: Westmorland
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 03/08/1901
Number issued: 1

 

Gold medal & albert, and gold "horse-shoe breast pin", to:

24th (Westmorland & Cumberland) Company, 8th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry –
3935 Trooper Thomas James SIDDLE
 

Presentation made by Mr C. Bird, on the village green, Tirril.

Medal inscribed: "Presented to Trooper J.T.[sic] Siddle, 24th Company I.Y., by his Tirril and Yanwath friends on his return from South Africa. 1901".

Siddle received a second tribute medal from West Ward, and a watch from Penrith & District.

Some reports suggest that Siddle received a gold watch from Tirril & Sockbridge, and that the tribute medal & albert were gifts from Penrith & District. This does not accord with the reported presentation of Penrith watches, which includes Siddle as a recipient. The latter report clearly states that Penrith gave a tribute medal rather than a watch if the recipient had already received a watch from his local district.

 

Penrith Observer, 06/08/1901
Carlisle Observer, 06/08/1901
Cumberland & Westmorland Herald, 10/08/1901