The Forfeiture of War Medals to The Crown: The Case of Captain Evans (1923)

  • Fatima Mandhu University of Zambia
  • Peter Ronald Oliver Jones University of Zambia
  • Charles Mumba ZCAS University

Abstract

The British Army recognises the brave and chivalrous acts of its soldiers during times of war by awarding them with various medals. Examples of these include, the Military Cross, the Distinguished Conduct Medal, and the Victoria Cross, among others. These awards are prestigious and are a symbol of the bravery, honour and dedication of those to whom they are awarded: to this effect reference may be made to the words of Sir Winston Churchill: "The object of giving medals, stars and ribbons is to give pride and pleasure to those who have deserved them. At the same time a distinction is something which everybody does not possess. If all have it, it is of less value. There must, therefore, be heart-burnings and disappointments on the borderline. A medal glitters, but it also casts a shadow."
Published
2021-05-24
How to Cite
Mandhu, F., Jones, P. and Mumba, C. (2021) “The Forfeiture of War Medals to The Crown: The Case of Captain Evans (1923)”, Zambia Law Journal (ZLJ) ISSN Print: 1027-7862, 48(2018), pp. 68-73. Available at: https://journals.unza.zm/index.php/ZLJ/article/view/528 (Accessed: 16October2021).