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Awards of the Volunteer Long Service Medal in Scotland, October, 1900

The list of 134 names of soldiers awarded the Volunteer Long Service Medal was published by The Scotsman newspaper on Page 7 on Tuesday 16 October, 1900.

 

The medal of one of those listed, 4054 Serjeant George Curdie of the 5th Volunteer Battalion the Highland Light Infantry can be seen below.

 

The Volunteer Long Service Medal was instituted in 1894.

 

According to the Medal Yearbook, 2016: -

 

“This medal was awarded for 20 years’ service in the ranks.

 

Officers could also receive the medal, being eligible on account of their non-commissioned service. Many officers then gained sufficient commissioned service to be awarded either the Volunteer Decoration or (from 1908), the Territorial Decoration.

 

The medal was extended to Colonial Forces in June, 1898, the titles of the monarch being appropriately extended for this version.

 

This medal was superseded by the Territorial Force Efficiency Medal in 1908 although it continued to be awarded until 1030 in Bermuda, India, Isle of Man (Isle of Man Vols.) and the 7th Volunteer Battalion of the Kings (Liverpool) Regiment.”

 

 

VLSM Awarded to Sergeant George Curdie, 5th V. B. Highland Light Infantry in October, 1900 (Obverse view)
VLSM awarded to Sergeant George Curdie, 5th V. B. Highland Light Infantry (Reverse view)
Naming on Sergeant George Curdie's VLSM
Naming on Sergeant George Curdie's VLSM

 

Rank & Name

1st Aberdeenshire Volunteer Artillery

1105 Bombardier J. McIntosh

 

1131 Corporal D. Wheatley

1st Fifeshire Volunteer Artillery

2010 Bombardier J. Carnie

 

725 Corporal A. Duncan

 

3220 Gunner J. Newton

 

475 Gunner J. Powrie

 

1400 Gunner A. Smith

 

3052 Sergeant J. Wallace

 

440 Sergeant A. Weir

1st Forfarshire Volunteer Artillery

2012 Gunner J. Ramsay

 

1327 Colour-Sergeant–Major R. Swan

The Highland Volunteer Artillery

Lieutenant A. Bain

 

Lieutenant A. Mackenzie

 

221 Corporal A. Macrae

1st Lanarkshire Volunteer Artillery

Captain W. Lamont

 

6251 Sergeant H. Jabel

 

3767 Corporal A. Hamilton

 

7363 Sergeant J. McDade

1st Orkney Volunteer Artillery

182 Corporal J. Irvine

 

184 Gunner J. Irvine

 

217 Gunner M. Work

1st Renfrew & Dumbarton Volunteer Artillery

588 Sergeant-Farrier D. Cameron,

 

582 Corporal J. Latta

 

621 Gunner P. Leckie

 

613 Gunner A. Murray

The Forth Division Royal Engineers Volunteers

Major F. Grant Ogilvie

The Queen’s Rifle Volunteer Brigade

11,427 Sergeant C. Brown

 

8554 Sergeant H. N. M. Campbell

 

5520 Sergeant R. Irvine

 

5594 Corporal J. McDonald

 

6430 Sergeant A. Meikle

 

5559 Sergeant J. C. Smith

 

10,071 Private J. S. Williamson

 

5537 Private J. Williamson

4th V. B. Royal Scots

Captain T. E. Turnbull

6th V. B. Royal Scots

1316 Sergeant A. Watt

7th V. B. Royal Scots

342 Sergeant W. Grant

8th V. B. Royal Scots

Major C. Chalmers

 

704 Corporal W. Bald

 

675 Lance-Sergeant T. Bishop

 

2499 Corporal D. Bowie

 

705 Colour-Sergeant C. Campbell

1st V. B. Royal Scots Fusiliers

1520 Private R. Craig

 

424 Private A. Gilmour

 

1786 Sergeant A. Lamb

 

634 Private A. Savage

 

435 Sergeant W. Stevenson

 

1725 Corporal A. Stewart

 

638 Sergeant A. Bruce

2nd V. B. Royal Scots Fusiliers

550 Colour-Sergeant F. Crawford

 

593 Sergeant H. Peebles

 

635 Bugler J. McBride

Galloway Volunteer Rifle Corps

Captain & Hon. Major, J. Dunn

 

643 Sergeant J. Carruthers

 

637 Private J. Crozier

 

523 Lance-Sergeant G. Dargavel

 

543 Corporal J. Murchie

2nd V. B. King’s Own Scottish Borderers

315 Corporal G. Burns

 

1140 Private J. Craw

 

325 Corporal W. Greig

 

843 Corporal R. M. Hume

 

309 Private W. Hume

 

594 Sergeant J. Purves

 

888 Sergeant G. Shearlaw

 

306 Sergeant R. Winter

 

973 Corporal J. Wood

3rd V. B. King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Captain W. J. Millar

1st Lanarkshire Volunteer Rifle Corps

6546 Corporal W. Nelson

3rd  Lanarkshire Volunteer Rifle Corps

4866 Colour-Sergeant W. T. Murray

9th  Lanarkshire Volunteer Rifle Corps

2522 Private R. Cullen

 

2774 Sergeant J. Dewson

 

3843 Sergeant W. Kelly

 

3488 Corporal A. Prentice

2nd V. B. Scottish Rifles

2633 Corporal T. H. Bell

 

2015 Sergeant A. Freebairn

 

1902 Colour-Sergeant J. Horn

 

6086 Private R. Moffat

 

2004 Sergeant A. McGregor

 

2016 Sergeant T. Maxwell

 

2054 Sergeant H. Ritchie

4th  V. B. Scottish Rifles

3340 Corporal G. Ferguson

 

4181 Private A. Mackie

 

3391 Private P. M. Cleish

 

4993 Private J. Paterson

 

5562 Private J. Todd

1st V. B. Highland Light Infantry

7002 Corporal J. Rae

2nd  V. B. Highland Light Infantry

4728 Arm.-Sgt. J. Grosart

 

8179 Private J. Nimmons

 

3193 Corporal J. Yule

3rd   V. B. Highland Light Infantry

5353 Private J. Lindsay

 

2056 Private J. Williamson

5th   V. B. Highland Light Infantry

4054 Sergeant G. Curdie

 

4097 Private G. Hunter

 

6281 Private G. Kay

 

4052 Qr.-Mr. Sergt. A. Rose

1st V. B. Royal Highlanders

5838 Private J. Carson

 

5050 Colour-Sergeant G. Crighton

 

4993 Private J. Edward

 

5075 Sergeant-Bugler G. Johnston

 

3749 Private W. Lamb

2nd V. B. Royal Highlanders

1173 Private W. Black

 

117 Sergeant W. Duncan

 

913 Sergeant G. L. Stewart

4th  V. B. Royal Highlanders

4 Private D. Banks

6th  V. B. Royal Highlanders

2082 Sergeant J. Beattie

 

1879 Private J. Swan

 

350 Private W. White

1st V. B. Seaforth Highlanders

102 Private D. Arthur

 

1079 Sergeant A. Beaton

 

4032 Private G. Ross

 

4580 Sergeant J. Sutherland

1st Sutherland Volunteer Rifle Corps

791 Lance-Sergeant M. Fraser

 

759 Bugler A. Mackay

 

2247 Corporal J. Munro

1st V. B. Cameron Highlanders

Captain & Hon. Major, J. Douglas

 

Captain C. Livingston

 

440 Private J. Burton

 

456 Colour-Sergeant W. Davidson

 

253 Lance-Sergeant D. P. Fraser

 

662 Sergeant A. Lennox

 

403 Private A. Mackenzie

 

429 Colour-Sergeant L. Mackintosh

 

110 Sergeant W. L. G. Stuart

 

526 Private D. Wright

4th V. B. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

2145 Lance-Corporal G. Henry

 

544 Sergeant R. Liddle

 

2560 Corporal J. M. Mitchell

 

551 Sergeant J. Paton

 

589 Sergeant-Bugler G. Ritchie

1st Dumbartonshire Volunteer Rifle Corps

3119 Sergeant W. Smith

 

4133 Sergeant D. Blair

 

485 Corporal J. Forsyth

Bearer Company, Glasgow Volunteer Infantry Brigade

4238 Sergeant-Major J. A. Melven

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