The Ashantee War Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
awarded to Quarter-Master William Holloway, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Rattlesnake, who was wounded in an attack on our boats at Chamah, on the river Prah in August 1873.Conspicuous Gallantry Medal, V.R., 2nd issue (W. Holloway Qr. Mr. R.N. Chamah) contact marks, otherwise very fine and scarce. Awards of the C.G.M. to Henry Burke, Captain of the Main Top, and William Holloway, Quarter-Master, both of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, as per Captain Commerell?s recommendation:?Holloway, William, Quarter Master, H.M.S. Rattlesnake. Behaved with the utmost coolness and intrepidity. Holloway was wounded on the occasion of the attack on our boats in the Prah [14 August 1873]. The services of Burke and Holloway being considered secondary to those of Godden and Sermon, but Burke and Holloway are most worthy of their Lordships? consideration.? Only 22 Conspicuous Gallantry Medals were awarded for the Ashantee War of 1873-74.