Presentation to Col Steele

On 15th Feb 1901 King Edward VII presented a medal to Col Sam Steele, commanding officer of Strathcona's Horse. This print from a 1901 newspaper shows the new King with his wife Queen Alexandra and officers and men of the regiment. The Queen is in mourning dress as it is only a few weeks since the death of Queen Victoria, on 22nd Jan 1901. There are no black arm bands worn by the King or officers as one would expect.

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