Military Medal, George V, 1st. Issue, awarded to Gnr. J.V. Stewart, service number 344284, 4th R.G.A. (Royal Garrison Artillery), T.F.
Belongs to a group of medals awarded to Gunner Stewart who was a signaller in Unit 329, Siege Battery, 4th R.G.A.
The 5 medals include: the R.G.A. Military medal (for bravery in the field), Territorial War Medal 1914-19 (for voluntary service overseas 1914-1919), The British War Medal 1914-20, The Victory Medal 1914-18 and The Territorial Force Efficiency Medal 1908-21. The medals are mounted on a bar.
This decoration for army NCO's and men was introduced on 25 March 1916 for acts of bravery in the field.
Silver medal with ribbon. Obverse features bust of King George V facing left wearing the uniform of a Field Marshal, the artist's initials "B.M." on the neck truncation; around, "GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:".
Reverse features the monogram "GVR" below a small crown and above the legend: "FOR BRAVERY IN THE FIELD" within a laurel wreath.
Edge inscription: "344284 GNR: J.V. STEWART. FOURTH R.G.A. - T.F.".
Donation from Mrs M. Stewart, 19 May 1986
circa 1917 AD
Obverse inscription: "GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:". Artist's initials: "B.M." (Bertram Mackennal). Reverse inscription: monogram "GVR", "FOR BRAVERY IN THE FIELD". Edge inscription: "344284 GNR: J.V. STEWART. FOURTH R.G.A. - T.F.".
Type of item
165 mm (Width), 100 mm (Height)
Size of group, not individual medal.
mounted medal group
[Book] Joslin, E C., et al. 1988. British Battles and Medals., 230 - 1 Pages