Hurrican Medal, Issued by, Barbados, 1831.
Authorised by Lieutenant General Sir James Lyon, Governor of Barbados.

Obverse Description

Legend in twelve lines detailing support after the hurricane of 11:08:1831 around, LIEUT GENERAL SIR JAMES LYON K.C.B. & G.C.H. GOVERNOR &c. .BARBADOS.

Reverse Description

Legend in 12 lines quoting Governors dispatch and detailing losses, around, DEUS HAEC FORTASSE REDUCET IN SEDEM VICE

Edge Description



The hurrican slammed into Barbados during the night of 10 August 1831, leveling the capital of Bridgetown. According to this medal 2,437 people perished, either drowned by the 5 metre storm surge that the hurricane brought, or crushed beneath collapsed buildings including St. John's church.

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