Guaranteed original. THIS MEDAL IS BLANK, HAVING BEEN ERASED (NOT BY US), USEFUL AS A SPARE OR GAP-FILLER. This is an original WW1 ERASED Blank Spare Gap-Filler British War Medal BWM for sale. Please see our other items for more original WW1, WW2 & post war British military medals for sale.
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During World War I, there were four main medals issued: the 1914 Star, 1914-15 Star, Victory Medal, and the British War Medal. During World War I (1914-1918) the following campaign medals were issued: 1914 Star & Rosette.png 1914 Star 1914 Star.png 1914-15 Star British War Medal BAR.svg British War Medal Victory Medal ribbon bar.svg Victory Medal Territorial Forces War Medal BAR.svg Territorial Force War Medal Mercantile Marine War Medal BAR.svg Mercantile Marine War Medal The most frequent combinations are "trios" and "pairs". Trios are made up of one or other of the 1914 or 1914-15 Stars (they could not be awarded together), the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. The three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as "Pip, Squeak and Wilfred". Pairs are generally for servicemen who joined the war after 1915, and are the British War Medal with the Victory Medal, colloquially known as the "Mutt and Jeff" pair. Occasionally one medal was issued, the British War Medal. Merchant seaman were entitled to the Mercantile Marine Medal (issued by the Board of Trade) and usually the British War Medal as well. The Territorial Force War Medal was awarded to members of the Territorial Force and Territorial Force Nursing Services who served overseas; it is the rarest of the five Great War medals. The Memorial Plaque was issued to the next-of-kin of deceased service personnel.
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