Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 03/08/1901
Number issued: 1
Gold medal & albert, and gold "horse-shoe breast pin", to:
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.