The Transport Medal was a British campaign medal awarded to masters and officers of merchant ships that were used to move men and equipment to either South Africa during the South African War or China during the Boxer Rebellion. Approved in 1902 it was awarded by the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty, it was intended that the medal would be awarded for future conflicts but was only awarded for the South Africa and China wars. The obverse of the medal bears the head of King Edward VII while the reverse depicts HMS Ophir beneath a map of the world. The reverse has the words in Latin OB PATRIAM MILITIBUS PER MARE TRANSVECTIS ADJUTAM which translates as ‘for services rendered in transporting troops by sea’. Clasps S.AFRICA 1899-1902 For services related to the South African War CHINA 1900 For services related to the Boxer Rebellion
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Original Source: Transport medal roll 1899-1902 Oaklands Books 1973Original Source:The national archives ADM171/25Page Sources:Major L L Gordon ‘British Battles and Medals’Some of the material on this page was also partially derived from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_MedalWhich are released under the terms ofCreativecommons.org/licenses/by-s/3.0/.