Authorised February 1899 and initially granted to the forces employed in Military operations in the Uganda protectorate between 1897 and 98. 4 Bars attributable to this medal namely: Uganda 1897-98, Lubwa’s, 1898 and Uganda 1899.
Uganda 1897-98 (20th July 1897 – 19th March 1898) Granted to all HM forces and allies who took part in operations in Uganda (other than those against the Mutineers or who reached Uganda during the above dates). Also given to those who participated in an expedition into the Tieta country.
1898 12th April 1898 – 3rd October 1898.Awarded to forces operating against the Ogaden Somalis under Sultan Ahmed bin Marghan who were in Rebellion. 163 Medals issued to 27 Bombay Infantry.
Lubwa’s 23rd September 1897 – 24th February 1898 – Awarded to all HM forces and alliues who took part in operations against Sudanese mutineers (usually accompanies the Uganda 1897-98 Bar)
Disaffected Sudanese troops refused to go on an exploratory mission. They marched on to Fort Lubwa’s on Lake Victoria and were joined by members of the Buganda Tribe and the garrison which brought their numbers up to 800. Major General JRL MacDonald RE with a small ill trained force arrived at the fort on 18th October and despite being attacked managed to drive off the mutineers who eventually evacuated the Fort and crossed the Nile. Pursued by Major General MacDonald, the rebels were defeated at Kijembo, Kabagambi and Masindi.
Uganda 1899 21st March – 2nd May 1899 – Awarded to forces which advanced down the Nile, defeated and captured both Kabarega and Mwanga in the Uganda protectorate and then continued on to Nandi.