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Medal - Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal, King Edward VII, Australia, 1902-1910 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 37085

Summary:
Great Britain, Australia
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal - Edward VII
Awarded to: SAPR. T. O'DRISCOLL AUS.ENGRS.

The Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal was instituted on 18 May 1899 for 20 years service (West African service counting double).
Description:
A silver medal (36 mm diameter) with mount and green ribbon. The obverse features a bust of Edward VII in Field Marshal's uniform, head bare, facing left; around, EDWARDVS VII REX ET IMPERATOR; the artist's initials DES (William de Saulles) in the field below the bust. The reverse has the legend: FOR LONG SERVICE IN THE COLONIAL AUXILIARY FORCES on a crowned shield with oak and laurel branches at top. The edge is impressed: SAPR. T. O'DRISCOLL AUS.ENGRS.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 80 mm (Height), 36 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: long service awards, victorian volunteer forces
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military General Service
Tertiary Classification: long service
DateEra: 1902-1910 AD
Obverse Description: A bust of Edward VII in Field Marshal's uniform, head bare, facing left; around, EDWARDVS VII REX ET IMPERATOR; the artist's initials DES (William de Saulles) in the field below the bust.
Reverse Description: The reverse has the legend: FOR LONG SERVICE IN THE COLONIAL AUXILIARY FORCES on a crowned shield with oak and laurel branches at top.
Edge Description: SAPR. T. O'DRISCOLL AUS.ENGRS.
Inscriptions: EDWARDVS VII REX ET IMPERATOR
DES (William de Saulles)
FOR LONG SERVICE IN THE COLONIAL AUXILIARY FORCES
SAPR. T. O'DRISCOLL AUS.ENGRS.
Shape: Round with mount and ribbon
Material: Silver
Issued By: Australia
Awarded To: T. O'Driscoll, Australia, 1902-1910

Sapper T. O'Driscoll, Australian Engineers

Comments

John Allott Posted on 18 Jul 2013 7:07 PM
I have just been given a medal the same as the one described above. The inscription on the rim is
No 79 FARRIER SERGEANT R.JUSTICE 16TH LIGHT HORSE (V.M.R.)
I'd be interested to know anything more about this

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