Natal Native Rebellion Medal

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Natal Native Rebellion Medal
Ribbon: 32mm, crimson with black edges
Awarded by Natal
Type Campaign medal
Eligibility South African military forces
Awarded for Campaign service
Campaign Bambatha Rebellion 1906
Description Silver disc, 36mm diameter
Clasps "1906"
Established 1907

The Natal Native Rebellion Medal was a South African campaign medal. It was authorised on 9 May 1907, for service in the Bambatha Rebellion in Natal in 1906.


To qualify for the medal, a soldier or policemen must have served in the field for at least twenty days between 11 February 1906 and 3 August 1906. Those who served for fifty days or longer qualified for a clasp with the medal.

A total of 9,622 medals was awarded. Most of the recipients were members of the Natal colonial military and police forces, but 546 were issued to volunteers from the Transvaal and 70 to troops from the Cape Colony.


The medal is silver. The obverse depicts the uncrowned head of King Edward VII, surrounded by his name, style, and titles. The reverse displays the figures of Britannia and Natalia, against a background of a landscape with Zulu huts. The word "Natal" appears in the exergue. The ribbon is crimson, with black edges. The clasp displays the date "1906".

See also[edit]


  • Alexander, E. G. M., Barron G. K. B. and Bateman, A. J. (1986). South African Orders, Decorations and Medals. Human and Rousseau.
  • Mitchell, F.K. (1965). "The Natal Native Rebellion 1906 War Medal" in South African Numismatic Journal, April 1965.

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