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King's South Africa Medal

Country: United Kingdom

King's South Africa Medal 1901 -1902

As Queen Victoria died during the Boer War, a new medal was instituted to cover service until the end of the war. This medal was always issued in conjunction with the Queen's South Africa Medal and two bars were authorised. Approximately 600 medals without bars were issued to nurses.

The obverse shows a bust of King Edward VII in Field Marshal's uniform and the reverse is as for the Queen's South Africa Medal.

The ribbon is three equal stripes of green, white and orange.