Bombay Volunteer Rifle Team prize medal, undated (1880s?) (in silver (Maltese cross 39.5x55mm), ensigned with a crown, above this is a hinged brooch bar with long pin at back, the bar is inscribed, 'Bombay Volunteer Rifles/Poona Detachment/Victors', in the centre of the cross is engraved with one standing soldier with rifle at side and one kneeling soldier firing, both facing right, reverse is inscribed, 'B.V.R./Team/Lieut B.Phillips./"Adam Smith' at top, 'Lieut. G.Peaker Corpl A.J.Murray./Sergt S.G.Brebner " T.H.Rendell.' in centre and, 'Vol: W.Mawhood.' at bottom. Good very fine.
Together with case by Mappin & Webb, this damaged.
All named officers and NCOs were on the nominal roll of the Bombay Volunteer Rifle Corps G Coy in 1877-78, although some at different ranks. In that year, the best shot in the regiment was L/Cpl A.J.Murray (on this medal now Corporal) and after him the best shot in G Coy was Lieut A.Smith.