Matabele Campaign
British South Africa Company’s Medal

Baden-Powell received the British South Africa Company’s Medal for his service in the Matabele Campaign.

Obverse   Reverse

"British South Africa Company’s Medal (1890-1897). In 1896 the Queen sanctioned the issue by the British South Africa Company of a medal to troops engaged in the Matabele Rising in 1893, and in 1897 another for those engaged in Rhodesia in 1896. In 1897, the Queen sanctioned a further issue of a medal to those who operated in Mashonaland in 1897. The three medals are the same except for name and date above the lion on the reverse. The three wordings above the lion denote the campaign for which the medal was issued."

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

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