Ashanti StarWikipedia open wikipedia design.
Obvserse and reverse of the medal
|Awarded by UK|
|Eligibility||British and Colonial forces|
|Awarded for||Campaign Service|
|Campaign(s)||Fourth Anglo-Ashanti War|
|Description||Bronze, 38mm diameter|
|Total awarded||Circa 2,000|
|Related||Ashantee Medal (1873-74) |
Ashanti Medal (1901)
Ribbon bar of the medal
The forces who qualified for the medal included the second Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment and a composite battalion consisting of between 16 and 26 men from each of the three regiments of Foot Guards and from eight infantry regiments. About half the troops deployed were locally recruited Hausa forces. Three Nursing Sisters were also present and received the medal.
A bronze four pointed star superimposed on a saltire cross, 38mm wide, suspended by a loop and ring.
Obverse: a central medallion with a circlet inscribed "Ashanti 1896", surrounding an imperial crown.
Reverse: within a circular central recess the inscription "From the Queen", the rest of the reverse surface is plain.
Ribbon: 31 millimetres (1.2 in) wide, yellow with two black stripes.
- Edward C Joslin. Observer Book of British Awards and Medals. Page 125. Published Frederick Warne & Co, 1973.
- North East Medals, The Ashanti Star, accessed 28 December 2010.
- Joslin, Litherland and Simpkin. British Battles and Medals. p. 180. Published Spink, London. 1988.
- John Mussell (ed). Medal Yearbook 2015. p. 159. Published by Token Publishing Ltd. Honiton, Devon.