King's South Africa Medal


Baden-Powell received the King's South Africa Medal for service in the South African War (Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902).


King's South Africa Medal (Bars for "South Africa 1901" and "South Africa 1902")

Queen Victoria having died during the South African War, King Edward VII authorized this medal to be given to all who were serving in South Africa on or after 1st January, 1902, and who would complete eighteen months' service before 1st June, 1902.

L. L. Gordon, British Battles and Medals, 5th Edition, 1979

An example of the
King's South Africa Medal
After L. L. Gordon,
British Battles and Medals,
5th Edition
, 1979
 

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