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Army Meritorious Service Medal, George V 1916-1926 issue, miniature
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Army Meritorious Service Medal, George V 1916-1926 issue, miniature
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Miniature circular silver medal with swivel scroll suspension; the face with the head and shoulders of King George V in field marshal’s uniform facing left, circumscribed ‘GEORGIUS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:’ (George V King of Great Britain and Emperor of India); the reverse inscribed ‘FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE’ above an arabesque, within a laurel wreath, a Tudor crown above; height overall 27.94mm (1.1 inches), diameter 18.25mm (0.71 inch); age-toned; on a shortened piece of post-August 1917 ribbon. The medal was instituted on 19 December 1845 to reward distinguished and meritorious service by non-commissioned officers of the rank of sergeant and above. From October 1916, immediate awards for valuable and meritorious were made and from January 1917 it was also awarded for acts of gallantry other than in the face of the enemy. The George V version had a swivel suspension until 1926. The number issued has always been limited. A good period miniature.

 
Army Meritorious Service Medal, George V 1916-1926 issue, miniature
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Army Meritorious Service Medal, George V 1916-1926 issue, miniature
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Army Meritorious Service Medal, George V 1916-1926 issue, miniature
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