Military Medal, George V
The Military Medal was instituted on 25 March 1916 as a gallantry medal for NCOs and men in the army for individual or associated acts of bravery, in June 1916 it was extended to women. Bars are awarded for additional acts that would warrant the medal. During World War I 115,600 Military Medals were awarded, 5796 first bars, 180 second bars and one third bar. In 1993 this award was discontinued.
A round silver medal (36 mm diameter) with mount and ribbon. The obverse features a bust of George V wearing field marshal's uniform, head bare, facing left; around, GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:. The reverse has the Royal cypher GVR (George V King) above the legend FOR BRAVERY IN THE FIELD within a laurel wreath with crown at top.
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