The top of the medal is a brooch pin with the Crown and Cipher flanked by the Regiment’s Colours worked in white, red and blue enamel and 1897. Below this are two horizontal bayonets and a green banner with the word ISLINGTON. Hanging from two chains below is the Dominion Shield flanked by maple leafs and the clasp DIAMOND JUBILEE 1837-1897 and a thistle on the bottom. A further set of chains hangs a bust of Queen Victoria surmounted by crossed rifles and the banner VICTORIA. The Cap-badge of the 48th Highlanders is the final element of the medal mounted on a cross in-filled with shells and surrounded by a wreath of maple leafs and thistles. Mounted from the brooch pin and hanging behind the medal is a stripped ribbon in the regiment’s colours.