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Title: Volunteer Battalion Medal
Post by: Bob.NB on October 30, 2012, 05:58:21 PM
Does anyone know what this silver volunteer medal was for?
It is un-named and has a blank reverse.
On the front, below the Sphinx and "Egypt", it reads "VOLR BATTN" and below that, on the scroll, is written "Manchester Regiment".
The hallmark appears to be Chester 1898 but I may be wrong.
I have a feeeling it is probably for attendance as no sport is mentioned.
Any help very gratefully received.
Many thanks.
Bob B

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Title: Re: Volunteer Battalion Medal
Post by: sphinx on October 30, 2012, 10:43:27 PM
Bob,

Out of all the hundreds of Regimental medals I have seen and owned I have not seen one like it.
Clearly a generic medal of the Vol. Bn.'s of the Regiment that has either never been issued or probably the recipienthas not been bothered to get engraved.

It could be for any number of Sporting achievements, military skills or attendance, from "singlesticks" to "signalling" to "shooting".

regards
Title: Re: Volunteer Battalion Medal
Post by: Bob.NB on November 01, 2012, 01:31:17 PM
Sphinx,
Many thanks - as you say it could be for any number of things.
Bob B