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Liskeard Tribute Medal 10 months 1 day ago #62044

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My thanks to Harry Staff of the Oxfordshire Yeomanry Trust for drawing my attention to a previously unknown Tribute Medal, awarded by Liskeard, Cornwall.

Presented to Pte.W.J.Barbury.
Vol.Serv (A.Co) 2nd
D.C.L.I.
S.African War
1900-1
From inhabitants of Liskeard.

Weight 14.8g.
Measurement: "one and five eighths of an inch high and one and a quarter inches across"

Sold on eBay, 14 January 2019 for £1,810



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Liskeard Tribute Medal 10 months 1 day ago #62053

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The Royal Cornwall Gazette, 22nd February 1900, reported that six Liskeard men of A Company had been accepted for active service in South Africa - Corporal E. Cowling, Corporal J. Hoar, and Privates W. J. Barbary, W. Hooper, J. H. Partridge, and W. Prosser.

A Mr. W. J. Barbary crops up twice in the 1940s - firstly, organising a motor-cycle gymkhana and rodeo, at Carn Brea, between Redruth and Camborne, in aid of the R.A.F. Benevolent Fund (The Cornishman, 23.9.1948), and, secondly, as announcer at another motor-cycle gymkhana at Redruth (The Cornishman, 16.6.1949). Both events were by the Camborne-Redruth and Pendennis Motor-Cycle and Light Car Clubs.
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Liskeard Tribute Medal 10 months 1 day ago #62054

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The presentation was reported in The Royal Cornwall Gazette of July 4th 1901. Only 6 presented so a rare tribute. They were also given cheques for £3 6s 3d which were to be returned by the bank presumably as souvenirs. I wonder if any have survived.

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Liskeard Tribute Medal 9 months 4 weeks ago #62058

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Many thanks Berenice and DunnBoer for all that additional information.
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