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Queen's Mediterranean Medal
Queens South Africa Medal BAR.svg
Awarded by United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Type Campaign medal
Eligibility British Army.
Awarded for Campaign service.
Campaign Boer War 1899-1902
Description Silver disk 36 mm wide
Clasps None
Established 1902
Total awarded 5000

The Queen's Mediterranean Medal was authorized 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.[1] However troops on the island of St. Helena who were guarding Boer prisoners of war in the POW camp were awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal without bar. The medal is almost identical to the Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902 except the inscription 'SOUTH AFRICA' has been replaced by the word 'MEDITERRANEAN' on the reverse.[1]The recipient's name and details were impressed on the rim of the medal.


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.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 [1] Queen's Mediterranean Medal on British Medals info
  2. British Battles and Medals by Major Lawrence L. Gordon, page 208 (1947, Gale & Polden, Aldershot)

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