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Date Instituted

1916 - 1993

Eligibility

British and (formerly) Commonwealth forces

Obverse

Head of the reigning monarch

Reverse

Crown at top with the words inscribed FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE within wreath


Size

36mm

Metal:

Silver

Naming


Approx. Medals issued

132000

Comments

Awarded to NCOs and men of the army for individual or associated acts of bravery but not sufficient to merit the DCM, the medal was extended to women in 1916

MILITARY MEDAL