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
Lester Watson Collection
Distinguished Conduct Medal; denomination
British Army; subsubsubseries
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.
London, mint, place
weight, 35.19, g
diameter, 35.9, mm
loan; 2005; Cambridge in America
Gift of L. Hoyt Watson; ex Lester Watson Collection, acquired before 1928
design; obverse; GEORGIUS V BRITT. OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:; Bust of George facing left
design; reverse; Inscription
Watson Catalogue; 84
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.
Object Number: LW.0078
(Coins and Medals)
(record id: 141289; input: 2007-03-27; modified: 2008-12-23)