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Old 24-10-20, 04:51 AM
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Default Wrightson / Dains medal - King Edward VI Chelmsford CCF

The Lucas Tooth thread reminded me of another award in Essex - King Edward VI School Chelmsford Cadet Corps / CCF was another unit to award prize medals to members of the contingent.

1. The Ernest Wrightson Medal

Corporal Ernest Wrightson of the Eastern Province Horse was an old boy of the school. He died on the 8th August 1900 as a result of wounds received in action in May 1900.

The following year his father offered the school a bronze medal to be awarded annually in honour of his son, along with funding for the bequest. The Wrightson award was to be presented to the “most honourable boy” in the school as voted by his peers.

From 1909 the medal was awarded for Shooting and Drill and from 1923 the award was for Shooting only.

The obverse of the medal features the School Arms, the reverse engraved with the following:

(1) The Ernest Wrightson Medal for Honour
(2) unconfirmed but presumably The Ernest Wrightson Medal for Shooting and Drill
(3) The Ernest Wrightson Medal for Shooting

Along with the recipient's name and the year of the award.
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Old 24-10-20, 05:05 AM
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2) The Dains Medal

In 1932 the endowment was taken over by another parent Mr Dains and continued as a shooting prize. In the 1980s it was reconstituted as an award to “a cadet who had risen to senior NCO rank over a period of years and had retained that position by hard work, and had given outstanding service above and beyond the normal expectations of anyone holding senior rank.”

The Dains medal was again in bronze with the School arms to the obverse. The reverse of was now engraved simply with the recipient and year. Unlike the Wrightson medal the Dains medal could from the 1980s be awarded to one, more or no recipient each year (and all three scenarios have occured). The Dains endowment was later exhausted and the medal is no longer awarded.

I have a register of recipients from across the years but as you can imagine with lots of gaps. If anyone is aware of an examples out there in your collection or elsewhere I'd love to add the recipient name to my register.
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Great to get theses items recorded here .

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Thanks PB.

Images of the earlier Wrightson medal (for honour and for shooting) can be seen here: https://www.angloboerwar.com/forum/1...memorial-medal

(not my images so adding as a link to source).
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