WW1 Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) Somerset Light Infantry For Sale
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WW1 Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) Somerset Light Infantry:
~WW1 Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) Somerset Light Infantry ~ A silver medal bearing the King's head on one side (George V) and on the other, the words "FOR DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT IN THE FIELD".
The Distinguished Conduct Medal, post-nominal letters DCM, was established in 1854 by Queen Victoria as a decoration for gallantry in the field.
It bears the recipient's number, rank, name and unit on the rim : 12755 PTE G. JENKINS.7/SOMM.L.I. for Private G. Jenkins of the 7th Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry.
Along with the medal comes a professional research report on Pte Jenkins' award dated July 1976. With it comes a photocopy of an entry in the Supplement to the London Gazette from 60 years prior confirming the award.
~ Dimensions ~
The medal measures 1.4 inches (3.6 cm) in diameter and with its folded ribbon extended it is 6 inches in length (15 cm).
It weighs 36 g.
~ Condition ~
The medal and ribbon are in excellent condition.The suspender is from a British war medal.
The archival research document is stapled and folded but in very good, readable order.