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Army Temperance Association: India, six-month medal (Crookshank Cross), 1889
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Army Temperance Association: India, six-month medal (Crookshank Cross), 1889
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Silvered copper urdy cross with loop for ribbon suspension the face with a large ‘C’ enclosing a ‘6’ centrally, the left, upper and right arms inscribed ‘A’, ‘T’, ‘A’ respectively, the lower arm dated ‘1889’; the reverse plain; on replaced correct narrow ribbon. The medal is probably named after Colonel Arthur Chichester William Crookshank, CB (not, as previously thought, George Cruickshank, the temperance caricaturist). Crookshank was born in 1841 in Tasmania and entered the army in 1859. He was President of the STAA (Soldiers' Total Abstinence Association) in 1888 when he was killed during the Hazara Expedition with the 34th Pioneers. We are grateful to Mr. David Harris for this information.

 
Army Temperance Association: India, six-month medal (Crookshank Cross), 1889
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Army Temperance Association: India, six-month medal (Crookshank Cross), 1889
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