Natal Native Rebellion Medal
|Natal Native Rebellion Medal|
Ribbon: 32mm, crimson with black edges
|Awarded by Natal|
|Eligibility||South African military forces|
|Awarded for||Campaign service|
|Campaign||Bambatha Rebellion 1906|
|Description||Silver disc, 36mm diameter|
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".
- 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.