Natal Rebellion Medal
Full size medal - Unmounted with 15cm ribbon as required for swing mounting.
The Natal Native Rebellion Medal was a South African campaign medal. It was authorised on 9 May 1907, for service in the Bambatha Rebellion in Natal in 1906.
To qualify for the medal, a soldier or policemen must have served in the field for at least twenty days between 11 February 1906 and 3 August 1906. Those who served for fifty days or longer qualified for a clasp with the medal.
The medal is silver. The obverse depicts the uncrowned head of King Edward VII, surrounded by his name, style, and titles. The reverse displays the figures of Britannia and Natalia, against a background of a landscape with Zulu huts. The word “Natal” appears in the exergue. The ribbon is crimson, with black edges. The clasp displays the date “1906”.
A total of 9622 medals was awarded. Most of the recipients were members of the Natal colonial military and police forces, but 546 were issued to volunteers from the Transvaal and 70 to troops from the Cape Colony.