Faithful Service Medal of the Prisons Department
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This medal was conferred upon Chief Warders, Head Warders and Warders of the South African Prisons Department for distinguished service. It was also awarded for 18 years of impeccable service.
A clasp was awarded for bravery.
This medal was originally known as the "Prisons Good Service Medal" (1922-1959). It was discontinued in 1968 as it was the first of three series of decorations for the South African Prisons Department.
The reverse features an inscription that varies: a) FOR FAITHFUL SERVICE - VOOR TROUWE DIENST (1922-1932); b) FOR FAITHFUL SERVICE - VIR TROUE DIENS (1932-1959); c) VIR TROUE DIENS - FOR FAITHFUL SERVICE (1959-1968).
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