Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

China Relief Expedition Medal


China Relief Expedition Medal
At left, medal and ribbon with original yellow and black motif; 1915 change shown at right.

[Historical note: The ribbon of this medal originally bore a yellow and black motif. The colors were changed in 1915 to yellow and blue to correspond with those of the U.S. Army medal issued for similar service. 

The first 400 medals struck bear the date "1901." The die in use became damaged and was replaced with a re-engraved die. The date "1900" appears on all subsequent copies of the medal.]

This medal is issued to officers and enlisted men of the naval service who served on shore in China with the Peking Relief Expedition between 24 May 1900 and 27 May 1901, or who were attached to one of the following vessels in Chinese waters between the dates mentioned (Special Orders No. 81 and 82 of 27 June 1908):

Brooklyn 07 July 1900-12 Oct. 1900 Buffalo 03 Aug. 1900-06 Aug. 1900 Iris 29 June 1900-24 July 1900 Monocacy 14 June 1900-27 May 1901 Nashville 18 June 1900-07 Sep. 1900 New Orleans 14 Sep. 1900-27 May 1901 Newark 27 May 1900-22 July 1900 Solace 18 June 1900-29 July 1900 Wheeling 05 Apr. 1900-01 May 1900 Yorktown 15 June 1900-10 Sep. 1900 Zafiro 10 July 1900-11 Oct. 1900

Source: 1948, 1953 USN Awards Manual

13 June 1998

 

Published: Fri Apr 28 16:21:00 EDT 2017