Australian Historical Medals
BALMAIN VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE, Good Attendance medal, 1884, in silver (33x49mm), with suspension loop, obverse, fire engine in centre and around clockwise from the left the initials, 'B/V/F/B', at the top a fireman's helmet, reverse inscribed, 'Presented/To/A.Alderlsey./for/good attendance/1884'. Remainder of brooch pin fitting on left reverse and faintly on right, otherwise good fine and scarce.
Note incorrect spelling of name as Alderlsey, should be Aldersley. At a ceremony held at the engine station in Booth Street, Balmain on Wednesday 31 December 1884, the Brigade Captain S.W.Sargent presented medals to those who had been most regular in attendance at fires, practices and meetings. One of the five recipients was Alf Aldersley.
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BALMAIN VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE, Good Attendance medal, 1884, in silver (33x49mm), with suspension loop, obverse, ...