Reserve Forces Day Council Boer War Commemorative Medallions WW1 and WW2 Clasps
have been struck to allow descendants and supporters to honour those who served
in this all-but conflict 100 years ago and at the same time assist the fund raising efforts of the National Boer War Memorial Association in its undertaking to have a memorial erected in ANZAC Parade Canberra ACT. The Reserve Forces Day Council is keen to support this initiative and at the same time recognise a War fought in the main by Reservists. Permanent forces were small in number with only a Permanent Force Artillery unit and a number of staff officers and soldiers serving in the war.
The Reserve Forces Day Council’s objective is to "Raise the profile of the Reserve Forces and to thank serving and former members for their service, and their families and employers for their essential support."
Two medallions have been struck - one for descendants and one in memory of those Soldiers who fought in the War. Should the veteran have gone on to serve in World War 1 and/or World War 2, additional clasps can be purchased for your descendant medallion.
The Descendant Medallions are 50mm in diameter and bear the inscription "BOER WAR 1899-1902" bordering the face within a colour infill and a clear cover of epoxy. The central image is of an Australian soldier in a uniform of the era. The attractive medallion is
'gold', appearing as surrounds for the inscription. The neck ribbon is in the colours of the Queen’s official service medal, all enclosed in a presentation pouch. A space on the reverse side of the Medallion provides for a personal message to be engraved at a later time. An example is
"Presented to Leslie Perrett Descendant of Tpr Frederick Avard, NSW Lancers who died in combat
10 October 1900". The Medallion may be worn at memorial ceremonies and will become a family keepsake.
It does not matter on which side your ancestor fought, or if the soldier fought
in a unit from elsewhere in the then Empire. The Medallion marks an
Australian connection, and shows your support for your ancestor's achievement.
The Descendants' Medallion were presented during a colourful and meaningful ceremony by senior and distinguished VIPs to those descendants in attendance at an appropriate Reserve Forces Day Celebration in 2012.
Please indicate on the order form if you wish to receive the medallion by post
or check the box against the presentation location. Please note that the
locations are restricted to those where the Reserve Forces Day Council is able
to mount a parade.
Descendants can now order medallions to be mailed out progressively on receipt of orders.
The "In Memory" medallion (oval 50mm high by 40 mm wide) is for those who cannot trace a
descendant but wish to commemorate the sacrifice who answered their country's
call at the time when it, through the federation of former colonies, became a
nation. These will be mailed out progressively on receipt of orders. OR
Should you wish you can have the medallion and/or clasps presented at a
Reserve Forces Day Parade. CLICK HERE
for the details of Reserve Forces Day parades in your area.
Military History Tours can organise for your medallion/s to be presented
in Pretoria should you be a guest on their next tour CLICK HERE
To purchase your medallion/s and clasps simply activate the button to download the appropriate form below, print it,
fill it out and post with an Australian cheque or money order to the Reserve
Forces Day project officer at the address indicated on the form.