This medal is identical to the Queen's South Africa (QSA) Medal except the inscription 'SOUTH AFRICA' on the reverse is replaced by the word 'MEDITERRANEAN'. No clasps were authorised for this medal. The ribbon is the same as for the QSA.
The Mediterranean Medal was authorised by King Edward VII and awarded to volunteer and militia troops who had replaced the regular troops in garrisons across the Mediterranean and who guarded Boer prisoners.
Approximately 4,951 medals were awarded.
The units present and the approximate number of medals issued are:
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (579)
West Yorkshire Regiment (855)
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (231)
Royal West Kent Regiment (1153)
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (768)
Seaforth Highlanders (817)
Royal Munster Fusiliers (548)
There is only one medal roll for the Queen's Mediterranean Medal: WO100/368 (Militia Units serving at Gibraltar, Malta and Egypt)