HC Deb 06 July 1911 vol 27 cc1473-4W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War, in view of the fact that in 1908 and 1909 two expeditions were employed in bringing a large area in the North of Southern Nigeria, before unexplored, under control, when a good deal of active resistance was met with and a considerable number of casualities occurred among our troops, whether it is proposed to issue medals to our officers and men concerned in these two operations, namely, the Northern Hinterland Patrol, Colonel H. C. Moor-house, D.S.O., commanding, January to April, 1908, and the Niger Cross River Expedition, Colonel H. M. Trenchard, D.S.O., commanding, December, 1908, to April, 1909?

Colonel SEELY

The cases of these two expeditions have been carefully considered, and it has been decided that the operations were not of sufficient importance to warrant the publication of the despatches in the Gazette or the grant of a medal. Certain native soldiers were in each case, however, granted the West African Frontier Force Distinguished Conduct Medal.