Queen's Mediterranean Medal
|Queen's Mediterranean Medal|
|Awarded by United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|
|Awarded for||Campaign service|
|Campaign||Boer War 1899-1902|
|Description||Silver disk 36 mm wide|
The Queen's Mediterranean Medal was authorised by King Edward VII and was awarded to volunteer and militia troops who had replaced their regular Army counterparts in the various military garrisons across the Mediterranean. This allowed regular troops to be available for the Second Boer War.
Approximately 5000 of the Queen's Mediterranean Medal were awarded in total. They were issued to the Third Battalions of the: Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, Royal Fusiliers, West Yorks, Royal North Lancs., Royal West Kent, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and the Seaforth Highlanders.