§ COLONEL BARTTELOT
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is correct that a Medal for the Ashantee Expedition is to be given to all Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Men who were sent out to Cape Coast Castle; and, if so, whether as a simple act of 813 justice, it is proposed to give a Medal to all Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Men who landed in the Crimea on and after September the 8th, 1855, up to the armistice in March 1856?
MR. GATHORNE HARDY
, in reply, said, his hon. and gallant Friend was correct in supposing that a medal was to be given to all officers, non-commissioned officers, and men who were sent out to Cape Coast Castle between the 13th of June, 1873, and the capture of Coomassie, and not beyond that. In the ease of the Crimean War the grant of a medal was limited to those who landed in the Crimea before the 9th of September, 1855, the day on which Sebastopol was taken. No medal was granted to any one afterwards, except he was engaged in a special service, which was specified in the Order, such as was instanced in the capture of Kinburn. The hon. and gallant Gentleman must excuse him (Mr. Hardy) if he declined to be bound by the matter of the Crimean medal, with which he had nothing to do, when considering the case of Ashantee.