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    Australian Unofficial medal – this is a Commonwealth medal rather than British but there is no Commonwealth forum

    Good luck to the Bushman’s Corps 1899 -1900 British Transvaal War, 1899-1900  Mint: Stokes and sons, Melbourne

    Bushman’s Corps medal, issued at the end of the Boer War. In 1899 the Boers, descendants of Dutch settlers, declared war on the British forces. They were disgruntled with interference in local affairs by the British, who had maintained a presence in the region for over a century.

    Enthusiastic civilians throughout the Australian colonies volunteered for service, supported by their respective colonial governments. Over 15,000 served in colonial contingents during the Boer War. The first joint colonial regiment, the Australian Regiment, was formed from companies from Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.

    The British gradually wore down Boer resistance, and peace was declared on 31 May 1902. The Peace of Vereeniging replaced the British military administration with a civil administration, eventually leading to self-government. Australian casualties in the war totaled about 1400, with 518 killed. Six Australians were awarded the Victoria Cross for their bravery.

    The new Federal Government granted money to assist incapacitated Boer War veterans and their dependents.

    i have included photo’s of my medal however the detail of the pictures taken by the museum of Victoria are a lot better but do not include the clasp or ribbon.
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    Bushmans medal – Victoria museum (obv).png
    Bushmans medal – Victoria museum.png

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