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Defence Honours & Awards

Imperial Awards

King’s South Africa Medal

Following Queen Victoria’s death during the South African War, King Edward VII authorised a medal to be awarded to all who were serving in South Africa on or after 1 January 1902, and who would complete 18 months service before 1 June 1902. The medal was never issued alone, but always with the Queen's Medal.

Design

The medal is silver with the bust of King Edward VII on the obverse. The reverse is the same as the Queen's South Africa Medal.

Ribbon

The ribbon has stripes of green, white and orange.

Clasps

Two clasps were issued:

  • South Africa 1901
  • South Africa 1902

King's South Africa Medal - Obverse - Click to open high resolution version in new window

King's South Africa Medal - Reverse - Click to open high resolution version in new window

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