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Maker(s):

London; mint
George V (1910-36); ruler
Saulles, George W. de; artist; British artist and medallist, 1862-1903
Georgius V Britt. Omn: Rex et Ind: Imp:; ruler; with the title of
London; mint

Collection:

Lester Watson Collection

Category:

medal

Name(s):

Distinguished Conduct Medal; denomination
medals; Series
Military; subseries
Britain; subsubseries
British Army; subsubsubseries

Date:

1916

Description:

The Distinguished Conduct Medal was instituted in particular recognition of the gallant exploits of soldiers serving in the Crimea, but was awarded for distinguished conduct in later conflicts too; it was discontinued only in 1993.
Precise dating of this medal is difficult, beyond the fact that it is an issue of George V's reign. The recipient was Private J. Miller of the 6th Somerset Light Infantry, and it is likely that he was awarded the medal for actions in the Great War. It was acquired by Lester Watson at some point before 1928.

Production
Place (legacy):

London, mint, place

Technique:

struck

Material:

silver

Dimension(s):

weight, 35.19, g
diameter, 35.9, mm

Acquisition:

loan; 2005; Cambridge in America

Provenance:

Gift of L. Hoyt Watson; ex Lester Watson Collection, acquired before 1928

Inscription(s):

design; obverse; GEORGIUS V BRITT. OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:; Bust of George facing left
design; reverse; Inscription

Alternative
Number(s):

Watson Catalogue; 84
ordering; M-0078
previous object number; LW.0078

Documentation:

Mackay, James. Mussell, J.W.. 2001. Medal Yearbook 2001.Honiton: Token Publishingp. 41

British and other Campaign and Gallantry Medals From the Collection of Lester Watson (d. 1959).
Distinguished Conduct Medal (Geo. V): 9652, Pvt. J. Miller, 6th Somerset Lt. Inf.

Accession:

Object Number: CM.1195-2009
(Coins and Medals)
(record id: 141289; input: 2007-03-27; modified: 2008-12-23)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/141289



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