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East and Central Africa Medal 1897-1899, 1 clasp, Uganda 1897-98. Miss B. Taylor, Church Missionary Society - £1,975.00

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Product ID24722


NameMiss B. Taylor
UnitChurch Missionary Society

Attached Medals

East and Central Africa Medal 1897-1899
  • Uganda 1897-98

The Uganda campaign medal awarded to Miss Bertha Taylor Bertha Taylor,born in about 1867, daughter of Frederick Taylor, of Manchester. She was educated and received her training at The Willows and Mildmay Hospital in Bethnal Green from 1893. She was accepted by the Church Missionary Society in February 1896 and departed the following September for Uganda Mission. Initially stationed at Mengo, she arrived at Kampala in February 1897. In May 1897 she became engaged to George Lawrence Pilkington a Missionary already in Uganda working for the C.M.S. Sadly, the marriage never took place as Pilkington was killed during the Sudanese uprising on 11th December 1897. Miss Taylor was one of seven ladies who received the East and Central Africa medal for her part in the operations to suppress these troubles. In May 1898, Bertha Taylor was moved to Gayaza. She married on 30th January 1901 to Harry Edward Maddox, in the Cathedral at Namirembe in Uganda. Maddox was also a Missionary with the C.M.S. in Uganda and was ordained a Deacon in 1908. He served during the Great War, firstly in the ranks of the R.A.M.C. and then as a Chaplain with Army Chaplains' Department winning the Military Cross for gallantry in attending to wounded under fire. He relinquished his commission in November 1917 and became Rector of Lymm in Cheshire until 1924. They lived at Brookhurst, Alderley Edge, Cheshire. Bertha Maddox (nee Taylor) died at Alderley Edge on 24th October 1950. Her husband the Revd. H.E. Maddox M.C. died at Macclesfield on 17th July 1951. Sold with a considerable amount of research. A RARE medal to a female recipient.