Medals -- World War 1

The medals and medallion depicted here are specific to World War 1 service.

Other medals (eg bravery medals) which may have been awarded for service in World War 1 can be viewed by following the link at right.


The 1914-15 Star

Awarded for service on the establishment of a ship or unit in a theatre of war. A member awarded the 1914 Star could not be awarded the 1914-15 Star (this award).


Awarded for service as follows:
Navy - for 28 days mobilised service or to those who lost their lives in active operations before completing that period, between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918.
Army and Air Force - entry into a theatre of war on duty, or who left places of residence and rendered approved overseas service between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918.
Mercantile Marine - at least six months service between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918.


The British War Medal 1914-20



The Mercantile Marine Medal

Awarded to those who qualified for the British War Medal and could supply evidence of having served at sea on at least one voyage through a danger zone.


Awarded for service as follows:
Navy - those who were mobilised and rendered approved service either at sea between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918 or on the establishment of a unit within a theatre of military operations.
Army - those who served on the establishment of a unit in a theatre of war.
Air Force - those who served on the establishment of a unit in a theatre of war outside the UK, served with an operational unit in the UK or overseas and had been actively engaged against the enemy, been employed in flying new aircraft to France or served on the complement of aircraft-carrying ships.
A member Mentioned in Dispatches for service during World War 1 wears a bronze oak leaf on the ribbon. Only one emblem is worn no matter how many times a member may have been 'mentioned'.


The Victory Medal


In 1967, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, a medallion was issued to everyone who served at Gallipoli, or their families.


The Gallipoli Medallion

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