SA Union: Union Defence Forces Award

SA Union: Union Defence Forces AwardSA Union: Union Defence Forces Award
Form: Circular.
By: Vaughton, Birmingham.
Date: 1926
Ref:  Laidlaw: 0275;
38.2 mmSilver31.6 gm$40

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Coat of arms of the Union of South Africa with antelope supporters, lion crest and motto: "EX UNITATE VIRES" on a ribbon below. Maker's name: VAUGHTON BIRM" below. Legend on a raised pebbled band above: "UNION DEFENCE FORCES" and below between stops: "NO. 3 MILITARY DISTRICT".

Reverse: Within a laurel wreath tied at the bottom, space for engraving the recipient's details. This medal: "UMTATA / 1926 / BRICK / COMPETITION / O. KIRK". Below, stamped with the maker's mark: V&S" and Birmingham hallmarks for 1925-26.