Silver Empire Day Challenge Cup medal won by William Todd 1908.

Object Type
Trophies and awards/Medal
Date Used
1908
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Brief Description
Silver Empire Day Challenge Cup medal won by William Todd. Medal is round in shape. Front of medal bears a raised representation of the Challenge Cup, and is inscribed "THE EMPIRE DAY CHALLENGE CUP/PRESENTED BY/LT COL. R.W.SCHUMACHER/WITWATERSRAND RIFLES/ELKINGTON". Obverse of medal bears image of an archer and a volunteer rifleman, the symbol of the National Rifle Association. It is inscribed "1300 1500" on the left next to the archer and "1860" on the right next to the rifleman. The words "SIT PERPETUUM" are inscribed below the figures. This medal was inaugurated in 1908 under the auspices of the NRA and conducted with the approval of the War office. It was awarded to the winners of the postal competition fired on Empire Day throughout the Empire by teams of 40 from any unit of His Majesty's Service. The 7th Australian Infantry won it in 1908.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 49 W: 49 D: 4mm (H: 1 15/16 W: 1 15/16 D: 3/16")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1908
Location
In storage
Registration No
M16593.42

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