Ashanti Medal : Private Lawoyin Jinadu, West African Field Force

Place Africa: West Africa
Accession Number RELAWM14726
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Silver
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1901
Conflict Period 1900-1909

Ashanti Medal with the bar 'KUMASSI'. The recipient's number, rank, name and regiment are impressed on the edge. Obverse: The bust of King Edward VII in uniform facing left, with the legend, 'EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR' around the circumference. Reverse: The British lion standing on a rock looking left towards the rising sun. Below are a native shield and two spears, and a scroll bearing the word 'ASHANTI'. The medal is fitted with a straight swivelling suspender and a single rectangular campaign bar. A piece of 33 mm wide black ribbon with two dark green stripes is attached to the suspender.

History / Summary

Awarded to Private Lawoyin Jinadu of the West African Field Force who participated in the suppression of the Ashanti rising between 31 March and 25 December, 1900 and was part of the relief column to the garrison at Kumassi. This medal is part of a collection assembled by the late Hon. Sir Thomas Hughes, Member of the Legislative Council of New South Wales. It was presented to the Memorial in memory of his son, Captain Roger Forrest Hughes, Australian Army Medical Corps, who died of wounds in France on 11 December 1916, and of his grandson, Flying Officer Peter Roger Forrest Hughes, 12 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, who was killed on active service while flying in the Northern Territory on 3 October 1942.

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