East and West Africa Medal 1897-1900, with clasp '1896-98'
Campaign medal awarded to Private A Dillon, 2nd Battalion, West India Regiment.
Circular, silver medal with, on the obverse, a portrait of Queen Victoria, with the inscription, 'Victoria Regina'. On the reverse, designed by Sir Edward Poynter, British infantry fighting African warriors in a forest. The medal is suspended from a yellow ribbon with black edges and two narrow, vertical back stripes.
This medal was awarded for general service in a number of small campaigns and expeditions in East and West Africa. Dillon's unit served in Nigeria and Sierra Leone during 1897-1898 and he was accordingly awarded the clasp '1896-1898'.
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