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CAMPAIGN MEDALS TO THE GLOSTERS

All medals from my collection

The Military General Service Medal (1793 - 1814)

..... Queen Victoria placing a laurel wreath on the Duke of Wellington

Medal to Captain Samuel Morris, 28th Regiment

Captain Morris received the medal with bars for Barrosa, Vittoria, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes and Toulouse. He was severely wounded in the battle of Vittoria (2nd April 1806). He died in Torquay on the 8th July 1863.

The Waterloo Medal (18th June 1815)

...............Victory seated on a pedastal inscribed 'Waterloo'

Medal to Corporal William Glowen, 28th Regiment

Glowen enlisted in 1804 and served at Busaco, Albuhera, Vittoria, Pyrenees and Nivelle. (awarded M.G.S. with 5 bars). He was severely wounded in the right arm at Albuhera. Fought at Quatre Bras (slightly wounded) 16th June 1815 and then at Waterloo two days later.

The Punjab Campaign Medal (1848 - 1849)

............Major-General Gilbert receives surrender of the Sikhs

See Stephen McDonough

The India General Service Medal (1854 - 1895)

Only 74 medals were issued to men of the 61st Regiment. This one is to Private James Sims.

The Crimea War Medal (1854 - 1856)

................A Roman warrior crowned by Victory. 'Crimea' to the left

Medal to Captain Edward Waldy, 28th Regiment

The Indian Mutiny Medal (1857 - 1858)

......................Britannia and a lion. 'India' above

Medal to Lieutenant Stephen McDonough, 61st Regiment

The Queen's South Africa Medal (1899 - 1902)

.....................Britannia holds laurels over group of British soldiers

The Africa General Service Medal (1902 - 1956)

.....................Britannia and lion, 'Africa' below

The 1914 Star (5th August - 22nd November 1914)

See Francis Day

The 1914 - 15 Star (5th August - 31st December 1914)

............Recipients number, rank, name and regiment stamped on reverse

The British War Medal (1914 - 1920)

...................St. George on horseback tramples an eagle on a shield

The Victory Medal (1914 - 1919)

...................Reverse inscription 'The Great War for Civilisation 1914 - 1919'

The Territorial Force War Medal (1914 - 1919)

.....//.Reverse 'Territorial War Medal. For volunary service Overseas 1914 - 1919"

The General Service Medal (1918 - 1962)

..................Victory placing laurels on symbols of Air Force and Army

The Korea Medal (1950 - 1953)

.........................Hercules killing Hydra, 'Korea' below

The Campaign Service Medal (1962 - )

.......................A wreath of oak around 'For Campaign Service'


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