East & West Africa Medal 1887-99

Awarded to Capt Edward John Kendal Newman. Obverse: Head of Queen Victoria in a diadem and veil (L). Legend: "VICTORIA REGINA". Reverse: a group of soldiers and Africans fighting in the bush for their fallen comrades. Suspended from a bar, and yellow ribbon with a broad black edge and two narrow black central stripes. Bars: "BENIN 1897". Inscription on edge: "E.J.H.NEWMAN, ACT.LIEUT.R.N.R.H.M.S.PHILOMEL".

Object Details

ID: MED1700
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: War medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Wyon, Leonard Charles; Poynter, Edward John
Events: Benin Expedition, 1897
People: Newman, Edward John Kendall
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 36 mm

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