Queen’s South Africa Medal QSAM
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Queen’s South Africa Medal QSAM

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The Queen’s South Africa Medal was awarded for service in the Boer War in South Africa. The Australian colonies raised units and a number of Australians who were not able to join Australian units enlisted in British and South African units. The medal is a silver and bronze medal with the crowned and veiled head of Queen Victoria on the obverse.

The reverse has Britannia with a flag in her left hand holding out a laurel wreath to a party of advancing soldiers. In the background are two warships. Below the wreath the dates ‘1899-1900’ are shown. Around the top are the words ‘SOUTH AFRICA.’ The ribbon has a broad orange central stripe flanked by two dark blue stripes and red edges.

Twenty six clasps were issued for the Queen’s South Africa Medal. Of these, the following clasps were issued to Australian State or Commonwealth units or to individuals who served from 11 October 1899 to 31 May 1902. Note: Only the most popular of these are available in replica:

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The Queen’s South Africa Medal was awarded for service in the Boer War in South Africa. The Australian colonies raised units and a number of Australians who were not able to join Australian units enlisted in British and South African units. The medal is a silver and bronze medal with the crowned and veiled head of Queen Victoria on the obverse.

The reverse has Britannia with a flag in her left hand holding out a laurel wreath to a party of advancing soldiers. In the background are two warships. Below the wreath the dates ‘1899-1900’ are shown. Around the top are the words ‘SOUTH AFRICA.’ The ribbon has a broad orange central stripe flanked by two dark blue stripes and red edges.

Twenty six clasps were issued for the Queen’s South Africa Medal. Of these, the following clasps were issued to Australian State or Commonwealth units or to individuals who served from 11 October 1899 to 31 May 1902.

Note: Only the most popular of these are available in replica:

  • Cape Colony 11 October 1899 to 31 May 1902
  • Natal 11 October 1899 to 17 May 1900Rhodesia 11 October 1899 to 17 May 1900
  • Relief of Mafeking 17 May 1900
  • Belmont 23 November 1899
  • Modder River 28 November 1899
  • Relief of Kimberley 15 February 1900
  • Paardeberg 17 to 26 February 1900
  • Orange Free State 28 February 1900 to 31 May 1902
  • Driefontein 10 March 1900
  • Wepener 9 to 25 April 1900
  • Transvaal 24 May 1900 to 31 May 1902
  • Johannesburg 31 May 1900
  • Diamond Hill 11 to 12 June 1900
  • Wittebergen 1 to 29 July 1900
  • Belfast 26 to 27 August 1900
  • South Africa 1901 *1 January 1901 to 31 December 1901
  • South Africa 1902 *1 January 1902 to 31 May 1902

* Either the clasp South Africa 1901 or South Africa 1902 were issued if the recipient was not eligible for the award of the King’s South Africa Medal

Additional information

Weight235 g
Dimensions280 × 30 × 235 mm
Size

Full Size, Miniature

Wear Style

Court Mounted to Wear, Not Mounted (loose medal and riband), Swing Mounted to Wear

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