A Crimea Medal. The silver medal features a young head profile of Queen Victoria on the obverse. " VICTORIA REGINA 1854" is embossed around the profile. The reverse features a winged Victory figure crowning a Roman soldier who is armed with a short sword and carrying a shield. " CRIMEA " is embossed to the side of this scene. " E. F. HEMINGWAY PURVEYOR'S CLERK " is marked on the edge. The medal is attached to a faded and soiled pale blue ribbon with yellow edges by a decorative scrolled suspension bar. " SEBASTOPOL " is embossed on an ornate oak leaf clasp mounted on the ribbon.
This medal was awarded to Edward Frederick Hemingway for his service with the British Army. Hemingway served in various theatres of war including the Crimea and New Zealand.
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