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Medals to the City Imperial Volunteers 1 year 2 months ago #64619

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TITLE: THE CITY IMPERIAL VOLUNTEERS MEDAL, 1901

METAL: BRONZE

NAMED: NOT OFFICIALLY (But some have been named)

SIZE: 76mm

HERN'S CATALOGUE NUMBER: 178
HIBBARD'S CATALOGUE NUMBER: A15

CASED: YES

CLASSIFICATION: WELCOME HOME MEDALLION / MEDAL

DESIGNER: GEORGE FRAMPTON

From: Col. Sir Edward Ward, Under Secretary of War

To: Lord Mayor of London

"My Lord, I am directed by the Secretary of War to acquaint you that on recommendation of Field-Marshal Lord Roberts, Commander-In-Chief, His Majesty the King has graciously pleased to approve of the offer of a South African Medal for the acceptance of the Court of Common Council and each of the City Companies in commemoration of the spontaneous and patriotic liberality shown by the Council and the Companies in assisting to raise and equip the City of London Imperial Volunteers for active service in South Africa."

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Very impressive, indeed.
Regarding the medallions intended for the men of the C.I.V. who went to South Africa, does anyone know if they were a general issue?
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LinneyI wrote: Mike
Very impressive, indeed.
Regarding the medallions intended for the men of the C.I.V. who went to South Africa, does anyone know if they were a general issue?
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Linney…….

According to Hibbard they are not sure how many were made but there are records of 550 supposedly there was to be one to every member of the CIV who served in SA and some for the founding committee.....

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Thanks, Mike
I had forgotten about Hibbard. It appears that the CIV was comprised of over 1500 all ranks - so 550 is a bit short of a full issue! I often wondered if my CIV man (Pte. McFadden RA with x2 IGS and QSA to CIV) would have been given a Volunteers Medal. Since he was a Regular Soldier, probably not.
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Good Morning Linney…….

I checked a couple of sources and they all say that the number issued is Unknown...… I am pretty sure that all members would have gotten one.....

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