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King Edward VII Coronation Medal 1902, Lieutenant-Colonel Graham Gosling, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

Silver ovoid medal designed by Emil Fuchs, with, on the obverse, conjoined busts of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra of Denmark, facing right. On the reverse, the royal cypher surmounted by crown, underneath the date, '26 June 1902' (the coronation was actually delayed until 9 August 1902 because King Edward developed appendicitis), with a raised border of laurel leaves. The ribbon is dark blue with a central red stripe and white edges.

Gosling commanded the 4th Battalion Buffs (East Kent Regiment) from 1901 to 12 April 1919. He led the Battalion in South Africa during the Boer War (1899-1902) and in Aden during World War One (1914-1918). The Battalion subsequently served in India and Afghanistan during 1919.

The silver medal was issued to members of the Royal family, VIPs, senior government officials and service officers who attended the coronation ceremony or coronation parade. The bronze medal was issued to selected non-commissioned officers and other ranks at the coronation parade.

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NAM. 2002-02-1108-4


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