Transport Medal

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Transport Medal
Transport Medal obv.jpgTransport Medal rev.jpg
Obverse and reverse of medal
Awarded by United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Type Campaign medal
Eligibility Mercantile Marine.
Awarded for Campaign service.
Description Silver disk 36 mm wide
Clasps
  • S.AFRICA 1899-1902
  • CHINA 1900
Statistics
Established 1902
Total awarded 1719
Transport Medal BAR.svg
Ribbon: red with two blue stripes

The Transport Medal was a British campaign medal awarded to masters and officers of merchant ships that were used to move men and equipment to either South Africa during the South African War or China during the Boxer Rebellion.[1][2] Approved in 1902 it was awarded by the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty, it was intended that the medal would be awarded for future conflicts but was only awarded for the South Africa and China wars.[3]

The obverse of the medal bears the head of King Edward VII while the reverse depicts HMS Ophir beneath a map of the world.[1] The reverse has the words in Latin OB PATRIAM MILITIBUS PER MARE TRANSVECTIS ADJUTAM which translates as for services rendered in transporting troops by sea.[1]

Clasps[edit]

S.AFRICA 1899–1902
For services related to the South African War[2]
CHINA 1900
For services related to the Boxer Rebellion[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Transport Medal 1899-1902". North East Medals. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Spencer 2006, p. 38
  3. ^ "Medal for Transport Service" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times (London). Monday, 10 November 1902. (39621), col D, p. 8.
  • Spencer, William (2006). Medals: The Researcher's Guide. Richmond, Surrey, England: The National Archives. ISBN 1-903365-63-5.