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Images Dated 22nd November 2017

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Featured 22 Nov 2017 Print

Sardinian Medal for Valour, Crimean War 1854-1856

This medal was awarded to Brevet Lieutenant Colonel George Frederick Stevenson Call. 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. King Victor Emmanuel II instituted the Sardinian Medal for Valour at the end of the Crimean War. It was to be presented to British officers and men of the Royal Navy and Army who had served with gallantry and distinction. 450 of these medals were issued to British soldiers. Known variously as the Sardinian Crimea medal and the Al Valore Militare, the medal is one of many honours and awards of the Crimean War period. On the obverse, the circular silver medal bears the arms of Savoy within a wreath of palm and laurel tied with a bow and the crown of Sardinia above, surrounded by the legend 'AL VALORE MILITARE' (for military valour). The reverse bears a laurel wreath surrounded by the inscription 'SPEDIZIONE D'ORIENTE 1855 1856'. The recipient's rank, name and regiment are inscribed in the centre. TRURI : 1931.40.49

© RIC, photographer Mike Searle

Featured 22 Nov 2017 Print

Shield with 17 Campaign Medals, 1807-1918

These 17 campaign medals were awarded to various members of the Call family. The medals date from the Peninsular War (1807-1814) to the Great War (1914-1918) and include: Military General Service Medal, 1793-1814; Army of India Medal, 1799-1826; two First China War Medals, First Anglo-Chinese War 1839-1842; Order of the Bath (Military Class), 1869; Crimean War Campaign Medal 1854-1856; Turkish Crimea Medal 1855, Crimean War 1854-1856; India General Service Medal, Second Anglo-Burmese War / Second Burma War 1852-1853; Sardinian Medal for Valour, Crimean War 1854-1856; Order of the Medjidie Medal (Fifth Class), Crimean War 1854-1856; Afghanistan Medal, Second Afghan War 1878-1880; Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880, Second Afghan War 1878-1880; Distinguished Service Order Medal, First World War 1914-1918; Queen's South Africa Medal, Second Boer War 1899-1902; 1914-15 Star Medal, First World War 1914-1918; British War Medal, First World War 1914-1918; Victory Medal, First World 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. Members of the family also served with the 27th Light Dragoons and the Royal Engineers. TRURI : 1931.40.41-57

© RIC, photographer Mike Searle