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Queens South Africa Medal, Second Boer War 1899-1902
This medal was awarded to Second Lieutenant Charles F. Call, with four clasps. It is one of 17 campaign medals awarded to members of the Call family, now in the museum collection. The medals date from the Peninsular War (1807-1814) to the Great War (1914-1918). The Call family served with the Royal Irish Regiment, which until 1881 was known as the 18th Regiment of Foot. It was also known as the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot and the 18th (The Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot. The regiment was disbanded in 1922. The Queen's South Africa medal was a British campaign medal awarded to British and colonial military personnel, civilians employed in official capacity and war correspondents who served in the Second Boer War in South Africa (1899-1902). The clasps awarded were Cape Colony (11th October 1899 - 31st May 1902); Transvaal (24th May 1900); South Africa (1st January 1901); and South Africa (1st January 1902). Designed by G.W. de Saulles, this silver medal bears the head of Queen Victoria with the inscription VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX'. The reverse depicts Britannia holding the Union Flag and a laurel wreath with troops marching in the background and the inscription SOUTH AFRICA'. The ribbon consists of five stripes in gold, dark blue and red. TRURI : 1931.40.54
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