King's South Africa Medal
A circular, silver medal, 1.42 inches in diameter.
The obverse shows King Edward VII, in Field Marshal's uniform, facing left, with the legend EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR.
The reverse shows Britannia is depicted holding the Union Flag in her left hand and a laurel wreath in her right. The right background shows troops marching to the coast and the left shows two men-of-war. Around the top are the words: SOUTH AFRICA.
South Africa 1901: Awarded for service during 1901 towards the required service of 18 months;
South Africa 1902: Awarded to those who served during 1902.
Canadians were almost always awarded the medal and both bars, although it was possible to receive the medal with only the 1902 bar.
A plain, straight, suspender is attached to the medal with a double-toed claw for mounting.
The ribbon is 1.25 inches wide, and consists of three equal stripes, light green, white, and orange.
Naming is an indented block or sloping capitals
This South Africa War medal was authorized in 1902.
There were 154 medals awarded to Canadians.