The Turkish Order of the Medjidie

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The Turkish Order of the Medjidie

Postby dianejar » 19 Jan 2017 09:52

Hello Listers

Does anyone know where I can find a list of British Army personnel who received the Turkish Order of the Medjidie.

"The Press" in Western Australia has generously endowed one of its Colonists (Commissioner of Police Matthew Skinner Smith) with the Order in Smith's Obituary for April 1887. My own research indicates he was with the 44th Regiment and awarded the Crimea War Medal with clasp for Sebastopol. He also received the China Medal with clasp for Taku Forts 1860. But, the Medjidie ..... I don't think so.

Can anyone help?

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Re: The Turkish Order of the Medjidie

Postby crimea1854 » 19 Jan 2017 12:55

Diane

The London Gazette published a list of those army officers authorised to wear the order in it's 'SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, MARCH 2, 1858.' I could not find your mans name there, but it is available online for free, so you might have more luck.

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Re: The Turkish Order of the Medjidie

Postby dianejar » 19 Jan 2017 17:21

Thank you Martin

I tend to forget the London Gazette for such items. I didn't find Captain Matthew Skinner Smith on the list either. Didn't expect to in that exalted company. But he did do an excellent job in the Colony!

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