The Ashanti Star

Baden-Powell received the Ashanti Star for his service in the Ashanti Expedition in 1895-1896.


"Ashanti Star (7th December, 1895 - 17th January, 1896). This gun-metal star was awarded in 1896 to 2,000 troops who had taken part between the dates mentioned in the Ashanti Expedition under Major-General Sir F. C. Scott against King Prempeh, who had been indulging in human sacrifices. The expedition captured Coomassie, though this fact is not recorded by the star, which is a combination of a four-pointed star and the Cross of St. Andrew.

Illustrations and text after L. L. Gordon, British Battles and Medals, 5th Edition, London, 1979


Major R. S. S. Baden-Powell, 13th Hussars, Commanding The Native Levy. The Downfall of Prempeh: A Diary of Life With the Native Levy in Ashanti 1895-96. London, 1896.
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