1 July 2009
Territorial Force War Medal 1914-1919
First World War. Recipients either had to be members of the Territorial Force on 4th August 1914 or had to have completed four years or more of service prior to the 4th August 1914 and re-joined before 30th September 1914.
In addition to the above, recipients had to have volunteered - prior to 30th September 1914 - to have served outside the United Kingdom and to have actually served between 4th August 1914 and 11th November 1918. Recipients of the 1914 Star or the 1914-15 Star were inelligible to receive the Territorial Force War Medal 1914-1919.
This is the least common of the Great War campaign medals with just under 34,000 medals issued to members of the Territorial Force and Territorial Force Nursing Service.
36mm diameter bronze with fixed plain suspension. Obverse: King George V and the legend: GEORGIUS BRITT: OMN: REX: ET: IND: IMP: which is the abbreviated 1919 'txt' equivalent of "George V, omnipotent King of Great Britain and Emperor of India." (This is the same as the obverse of the British War Medal). Reverse: TERRITORIAL WAR MEDAL is inscribed around the top half perimeter. The words FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE OVERSEAS 1914-19 are inscribed within a laurel wreath.
Yellow with two green stripes.
Impressed in sans serif capitals around the edge.
Image borrowed from North East Medals.