Reference: Hibbard A26, from which the following extract was taken:
'At the time of the presentation of these Medals Willesden was not a borough and the arrangements for the ceremony were carried out by the, then, District Council. Volunteers from the district, most of whom had served with the City Imperial Volunteers attended a dinner on November 8 1900, held in one of the school buildings. The ceremony was fully reported in the local paper The Willesden Chronicle of November 1900 where it was recorded that "Badges" were presented by Mrs. Crone and Mrs. Pinkham to 28 of the 53 volunteers from the Borough who had gone out to South Africa. One Badge was given to the mother of one of the men who had died on active service. Mrs. Pinkham stated that as funds were plentiful, Badges would be sent to those who had been unable to attend the presentation. In the old Town Hall in Dyne Road, London N.W.6. was a tablet on the wall of a first floor corridor that bore the names of all who went from the District of Willesden to South Africa.
This building has now been demolished and the table is missing but a list of these men is to be found under Appendix 7.
Of all the known Tribute Medals this is one of the most attractive. There can be no doubt that the people responsible for the preparation of these Medals spared no expense to present to their volunteers a tribute worthy of their service and self-sacrifice.
The Illustrated London News, November 24 1900, page 780, carried a short report on the Badge presented by the Willesden District to local volunteers returning from South Africa. An accurately drawn representation of the Badge accompanied the article. The Medal illustrated is the second specimen to be recorded to date.'