The Ashantee Medal 1873-74 to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines



Nick Tucker is well-known to OMRS members for his Journal articles and award-winning Convention displays about his collecting theme of medals awarded to recipients sharing his surname. It was a 2014 display that led to the Society asking him if he would turn his remarkable piece of research for the Convention into a book. Tucker had compiled a complete roll of the 4,735 medals and 736 clasps awarded to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines for the Ashantee campaign of 1873-74 and this is now being published by the OMRS. It includes a short history of the campaign, a chapter on the design and production of the medal, a ship-by-ship roll of recipients, a table of medals awarded by rank and ship and many illustrations.

It is an essential reference book for those interested in the Royal Navy or in 19th century African campaigns.

A detailed account of how the Egyptian Army earned over 14,000 medals during the period 1882-89 and analyses the issue, naming and distribution of these medals and clasps.

It covers the Egypt Medal, Queen’s and Khedive’s Sudan Medals. The operational service of the Egyptian Army, with orders of battle, is included and each unit is described in detail together with lists of officers.

Other chapters cover General Gordon’s Star, The Khedive’s Star, Casualty rolls and British NCOs attached to the Egyptian Army.