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Military Medals

British War Medal

Blue, white and orange ribbon
The Medal was awarded to all ranks of Canadian overseas military forces who came from Canada between 05 August 1914 and 11 November 1918, or who had served in a theatre of war. Those who had enlisted in the O.M.F.C in the United Kingdom and had not served in a theatre of war were not entitled to this medal. The requiredments for the RAF personnel were the same as for the army. Naval personnel were required to have 28 days of mobilized service or to have lost their lives before this period of service was complete. Seamen of the Canadian Merchant Marine who served at sea not less than six months, and crews of Dominion Government Ships and the Canadian Mercantile Marine were also

Victory Medal (Inter-Allied War Medal)

Blue, green, yellow and red ribbon
This medal was awarded to all ranks of the fighting forces, to civilians under contract, and others employed with military hospitals who actually served on the establishment of a unit in a theatre of war between 05 August 1914 and 11 November 1918 (inclusive). It was also awarded to members of the British Naval mission to Russia 1919-1920 and for mine clearance in the North Sea between 11 Novemeber 1918 and 30 November 1919. This medal was never issued alone and was always issued with the British War Medal.

Memorial Crosses

Purple ribbon
The Memorial Cross (more often referred to as the Silver Cross) was first instituted by Order-in-Council 2374, dated December 1, 1919. It was awarded to mothers and widows (next of kin) of Canadian soldiers who died on active duty or whose death was consequently attributed to such duty.
Marking (cypher) Number awarded
    GRV (George V) 58,500
    GVIR (George VI) 32,500
    ERll (Elizabeth ll) 500

The crosses were sent automatically to mothers and wives sho qualified, and can be worn by the recipeints anytime, even though they were not themselves veterans. The cross in engraved with the name and service number of the son or husband.


Owner/SourceArlene (Campbell) Weedmark
Date15 Feb 2008
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