Queen's Mediterranean Medal
|Queen's Mediterranean Medal|
Obverse and reverse of the medal.
|Awarded by United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|
|Awarded for||Campaign service|
|Campaign(s)||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 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 eligible officers and men in the Third Battalions of the: Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, Royal Fusiliers, West Yorkshire Regiment, Royal North Lancashire Regiment, Royal West Kent Regiment, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Seaforth Highlanders and the Royal Munster Fusiliers.