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Date Instituted

1902

Campaign

Boer War 1899-1902 & Third China War 1900

Obverse

Head of King Edward VII facing left

Reverse

Map of the world with a transport vessel at sea and below inscription ‘OB PATRIAM MILITIBUS PER MARE TRANSVECTIS ADJUTAM`

Size

36mm

Metal:

Silver

Naming

Impressed square capital letters

Clasps

2 – SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902; CHINA 1900

Approx. Medals issued

1781

Comments

The medal was awarded to ship masters and other officers engineers as well as Pursers and Surgeons of some 117 merchant ships used to take troops to South Africa and China. Also eligible were these who served in 11 hospital ships employed during the 2 conflicts.

TRANSPORT MEDAL