Cir. Sergt. Thomas McKee

Secretary

Sergt T Mckee served as a volunteer in the 1st Punjab riffles and was awarded the ‘Delhi Durbar 1911’ medal from the Adjutant General in India.

Award was from the Army allotment.

The Delhi Durbar (meaning “Court of Delhi“) was an Indian imperial-style mass assembly organized by the British at Coronation Park, Delhi, India, to mark the succession of an Emperor or Empress of India. Also known as the Imperial Durbar, it was held three times, in 1877, 1903, and 1911, at the height of the British Empire. The 1911 Durbar was the only one that a sovereign, George V, attended. Twenty-six thousand eight hundred (26,800) Delhi Durbar Medals in silver were awarded to the men and officers of the British and Indian Armies who participated in the 1911 event.(7)

He was initiated at Excelsior lodge 2832 which was consecrated in 1900 and was erased in 1961.