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Old 22-09-2009, 09:58
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I wonder if anyone could tell me what medal belongs with this ribbon
The owner has a WW1 victory medal and served in the RN 1916 to 1921
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Old 22-09-2009, 11:44
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i can only find two medals that the ribbon might belong to

1) the imperial service medal - generally given to civil service types for long service ie: 25 years

2) the distinguished conduct medal (the blue is darker than the ISM) given to warrant officers and non commissioned officers

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Old 22-09-2009, 11:51
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Thankyou for the swift reply I will look that up
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Old 22-09-2009, 12:04
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sjl it would appear that the most likely candidate is the long service medal
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Old 22-09-2009, 12:39
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Some observations:

The Distinguished Conduct Medal is primarily an Army award - ie given for bravery on land (as opposed to the Distinguished Service Medal which is more a Naval award for bravery at sea). So if he were serving in the RN, unless he was with a Royal Naval Division, he is unlikely to have been awarded the DCM.

The Imperial Service Medal was awarded for at least 25 years service in the Civil Service (which used to include the Post Office). The combination of WWI medals with the ISM is not uncommon as many men left the services and then became postmen or civil servants.

The ribbon for the ISM is wider (1.5 inches) than the DCM (1.25 inches)

A photo of an ISM is attached - this particular recipient was a Ropemaker in Chatham Dockyard.

By the way all ISMs are listed in the London Gazette. I can probably find the entry for you provided his full name is not too common (ie John Smith, George Williams etc).
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Old 22-09-2009, 13:23
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Thankyou for this
His name was Ernest Arthur Legg and he was at Priddy's hard armaments depot for 30 years, retiring in 1965
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Here is the extract from the London Gazette with the heading etc from the previous page which confirms it is the ISM.
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Old 23-09-2009, 06:50
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Old 23-09-2009, 07:40
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Thankyou so much for your kind effort
My mate is so chuffed and has asked me to pass on his thanks to you and to sjl who helped get the ball rolling. This forum is an exceptional place
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I am not sure if this is the right thread to post this information, but I have recently come across the attached list of medal ribbons. The original is a 1901 copy of Boys Own Paper Annual, and the four pages, originally connected, have come apart and been damaged many years ago. Some of it is still readable, so if anyone has any queries, please ask.
I hope someone finds this interesting.
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All the ribbons appear to belong to medals awarded during the reign of Queen Victoria; either for Campaign Service or LSGC.except the Boer War.

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The Orders of Medjidie and Osmanieh were Turkish awards that were given to quite a few British Officers, including those who were attached to the Egyptian Army, usually for service in both Egypt and the Sudan.
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I am not sure if this is the right thread to post this information, but I have recently come across the attached list of medal ribbons. The original is a 1901 copy of Boys Own Paper Annual, and the four pages, originally connected, have come apart and been damaged many years ago. Some of it is still readable, so if anyone has any queries, please ask.
I hope someone finds this interesting.
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Steve,

Most interesting
For a more uptodate collection ofmedal ribbons read the MoD's medal booklet on:

http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/F094A...ls_Booklet.pdf
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