*10* x WW1 AUSTRALIAN BRITISH DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL REPLICA ANZAC DCM
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Offered is a lot of 10 x replica Australian/British King George V era (1911-1936) Distinguished Conduct Medals. These are well made die cast replicas of an original issue medal. Originally awarded for distinguished conduct and gallantry in the field of battle. These replica medals measure 36mm wide. Perfect for medal mounting. Ribbons not included.
The obverse of the medal shows the effigy of the reigning monarch, King George V, with “GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:” to rim.
The reverse of all versions is smooth, with a raised rim, and bears the inscription “FOR DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT IN THE FIELD” in four lines, underlined by a laurel wreath between two spear blade.
The ribbon is 32 millimetres wide and dark crimson, with a 10 millimetres wide navy blue band in the centre.
The Distinguished Conduct Medal could also be awarded to military personnel serving in any of the Sovereign’s forces in the British Empire, with the first awards to colonial troops made in 1872, to the West India Regiment. Members of the Indian Army remained ineligible since they could receive the
Indian Order of Merit and, from 1907, the Indian Distinguished Service Medal.From September 1916, members of the Royal Naval Division were made eligible for military decorations, including the Distinguished Conduct Medal, for the war’s duration. Otherwise, it remained an exclusively Army award until 1942, when other ranks of the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and the Navies and Air Forces of the Dominions and Colonies also became eligible for distinguished conduct in action on the ground.
||15 x 10 x 6 cm