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Medal - Meritorious Service Medal, King George V, Great Britain, 1917 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 38259

Summary:
Australia
Meritorious Service Medal - King George V
Edge: 452 S.SJT. L. TWEEDIE. H.Q.4 / AUST:INF:BDE:
Awarded Meritorious Service Medal 1917

The Meritorious Service Medal was originally a long service medal but in October 1916 and January 1917 it was modified to become an immediate award for individual acts of gallantry or life saving not in the presence of the enemy.
Description:
A silver medal with mount and small piece of ribbon. The obverse features a bust of King George V facing left wearing Field Marshal's uniform; around, GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:; the artist's initials B.M. (Bertram MacKennal) are on the truncation. The reverse has the words: FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE in three lines within a laurel wreath and below a crown. The edge impressed in block capitals: 452 S. SJT: L. TWEEDIE. H.Q. 4 / AUST: INF: BDE:
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, ind
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Lieutenant Leslie Tweedie, AIF (1894 -1977)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military General Service
Tertiary Classification: meritorius service
DateEra: 1917 AD
Obverse Description: A bust of King George V facing left wearing Field Marshal's uniform; around, GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:; the artist's initials B.M. (Bertram MacKennal) are on the truncation.
Reverse Description: The words: FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE in three lines within a laurel wreath and below a crown.
Edge Description: Impressed in block capitals: 452 S. SJT: L. TWEEDIE. H.Q. 4 / AUST: INF: BDE:
Inscriptions: GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:
B.M. (Bertram MacKennal)
FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE
452 S. SJT: L. TWEEDIE. H.Q. 4 / AUST: INF: BDE:
Shape: Round with mount and ribbon
Material: Silver
Issued By: England, Great Britain, 1917
Mint: Royal Mint, London, 1917
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal, England, Great Britain, 1917
Awarded To: Lieutenant Leslie Tweedie, Australia, 1917

452 S-Sgt L. Tweedie, H.Q. 4th Australian Infantry Brigade.
Place: Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, 1915

Place medal recepient served - to be confirmed

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