United Kingdom: Hong Kong Plague Medal 1894
Ribbon: Red with a double yellow edge stripe.
Instituted: 1894 by the community of Hong Kong.
Awarded: To those who volunteered their help during a serious outbreak of bubonic plague in the Colony, May-September 1894. Military recipients were not permitted wear it in uniform.
Grades: 2 (Gold and Silver Medals). The Gold Medal was awarded to senior individuals, the rest received the Silver Medal.
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