Sir Julian Byng had a long and distinguished military career. He held senior commands in the Boer War and the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 before assuming command of the Canadian Corps in 1916, a posting he held until his promotion to army command in 1917. He would serve Canada again with distinction as Governor General from 1921 to 1926. Among many awards, honours, and decorations Lord Byng received, shown here are his campaign medals. From right to left, they are:
Royal Victorian Order; Egypt Medal with El-Teb-Tamaai bar; Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing's Nek, and Belfast bars; King's South Africa Medal with South Africa 1901 and 1902 bars; 1914 Star with bar; British War Medal 1914-1920; Victory Medal 1914-1919 with Mentioned-in-Dispatches.; Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal, 1897; George V Coronation Medal; Order of St. Vladimir, 4th Class (Russia). Croix de Geurre (Belgium); Croix de Guerre with Bronze Palme (France).; Distinguished Service Medal (United States).; Khedives Star 1884.
Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals