Captain David William Edward Domville
(1880-1908), Devonshire Regiment
The medal is the Queen's South Africa Medal with four bars:
The Queen's South Africa Medal was authorized in 1900 and awarded to all who served in South Africa between 11 October 1899 and 31 May 1902. It is made of silver and has a diameter of 1.52 inches. The obverse shows a crowned and veiled effigy of Queen Victoria, facing left, with the legend 'VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX'. The reverse shows Britannia holding the Union Flag in her left hand and a laurel wreath in her right hand. In the right background are troops marching to the coast abd in the left background are two men-of-war. Around the top are the words 'SOUTH AFRICA'. The ribbon consists of five stripes: red, dark blue, orange, dark blue and red.
While Captain David Domville was serving in South Africa, he picked up the germ that led to his fatal illness at Queens College, Oxford, while he was preparing for Ordination.
James Bell Domville MD (1778-1846), great-grandfather of Captain David William Edward Domville (1880-1908).