Colonial Auxiliary Long Service Medal
The medal was superseded by the Canadian Efficiency Medal.
A circular, silver medal, 1.42 inches in diameter.
There are no bars for this medal.
On the obverse:
- Queen Victoria: A diademed and veiled effigy, facing left;
- King Edward VII: The king is seen in Field Marshal's uniform, facing left, and the legend: EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR
- King George V: The king is seen in Field Marshal's uniform, facing left, and the legend: GEORGIVS V BRITT : OMN : REX ET IND : IMP :
The reverse shows an ornamental shield bearing the legend FOR / LONG SERVICE / IN THE / COLONIAL AUXILIARY / FORCES in five lines. Above the shield is the Imperial Crown with a spray of oak leaves to the left and a spray of laurel on the right.
The dark green ribbon is 1.25 inches wide.
For mounting purposes, a plain, straight suspender with a single-toe claw, with double scroll claw supports on the rim, attaches to a straight, non-swiveling suspender.
This medal is awarded for service between 4 February 1901 and 23 September 1931.
The recipient's name, number and rank are engraved on the rim.
The number of medals awarded to Canadians, by reign, was as follows:
- Queen Victoria - 1,350
- King Edward VII - 750
- King George V - 4,300
References and Notes
- There are probably more that are not on the official rolls.