- (Witness) Note for Web: Territorial Force War, 1914-1919 Medal and British War 1914-20 Medal, Allied Victory 1914-19 Medal, Silver War Badge Medal and Mercantile Marine War Medal were mentioned with 1914 Star Medal and 1914-15 Star Medal. There were five campaign medals available for individuals who saw service in the First World War. An individual, male or female, could be issued with a maximum of three of these medals, although there are a small number of exceptions to the rule.
Service medals were issued automatically to other ranks, but officers or their next of kin had to apply for them. Medals were impressed with the name of the recipient and usually included some or all of the following: service number, rank, first name or initial, surname and military unit (Regiment or Corps). This was either on the rim of the medal or in the case of a star, on the reverse.
In addition to the five campaign medals a badge was available to officers and men who had been honourably discharged or had retired as a result of sickness or wounds from war service.
British Campaign Medal Sets
The 1914 Star
The 1914-15 Star
The British War Medal, 1914-18
The Allied Victory Medal
The Territorial Force War Medal, 1914-1919
The Silver War Badge
Mercantile Marine War Medal.1
- Note for Web*: Territorial Force War, 1914-1919 Medal Instituted on 26th April 1920.
Only members of the Territorial Force and Territorial Force Nursing Service were only eligible for this medal. They had to have been a member of the Territorial Force on or before 30th September 1914 and to have served in an operational theatre of war outside the United Kingdom between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918. An individual who was eligible to receive the 1914 Star or 1914/15 Star could not receive the Territorial War Medal.
The obverse (front) of the medal shows an effigy of King George V with the words GEORGIVS BRITT OMN:REX ET IND: IMP:
The reverse of the Territorial Force War Medal.
The reverse of the medal has the words TERRITORIAL WAR MEDAL around the rim, with a laurel wreath and the words inside the wreath FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE OVERSEAS 1914-1919.
Approximately 34,000 Territorial Force War Medals were issued..1
- [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) http://www.greatwar.co.uk/medals/ww1-campaign-medals.htm [Oct 2021].
Territorial Force War, 1914-1919 Medal1
Last Edited: 28 Oct 2021