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Artifact Number20060147-001
MuseumCWM
CollectionTilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals
Place of UseCountry - Canada, Province - no entry, Municipality - no entry
Place of OriginCountry - no entry, Municipality - no entry
Inscription(Egypt Medal): Lt. Hon J.H.G. Byng, 10th Hussars; (QSM): Colonel Byng, 10th Hussars; (KSAM): Colonel Hon. J.H.G. Byng, 10th Hussars; (1914 Star): General Hon. J.H.G. Byng, CB, MVO; (BWM): General Sir J.H.G. Byng; (VM): General Sir J.H.G. Byng; (QVJM): Maj. Hon. J.H.G. Byng/10th Hussars; (GVCM): Major General Hon. J.H.G Byng
Events1881-1899 Mahdist War, 1899-1902 South African War, 1914-1919 First World War, 1897 Diamond Jubilee, 1911 King George V Coronation
Service ComponentCanadian Militia
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Category08: communication artifacts
Sub-categoryH120: personal symbol
CaptionMedals and Honours
Additional Information

Sir Julian Byng had a long and distinguished military career. He held senior commands in the Boer War and the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 before assuming command of the Canadian Corps in 1916, a posting he held until his promotion to army command in 1917. He would serve Canada again with distinction as Governor General from 1921 to 1926. Among many awards, honours, and decorations Lord Byng received, shown here are his campaign medals. From right to left, they are:

Royal Victorian Order; Egypt Medal with El-Teb-Tamaai bar; Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing's Nek, and Belfast bars; King's South Africa Medal with South Africa 1901 and 1902 bars; 1914 Star with bar; British War Medal 1914-1920; Victory Medal 1914-1919 with Mentioned-in-Dispatches.; Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal, 1897; George V Coronation Medal; Order of St. Vladimir, 4th Class (Russia).  Croix de Geurre (Belgium); Croix de Guerre with Bronze Palme (France).; Distinguished Service Medal (United States).;  Khedives Star 1884.
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