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A cased Military Medal. The obverse features the effigy of King George V with an uncrowned head. " GEORGIVS V BRIT: OMN. REX ET IND:IMP " is marked around the egde of the obverse. The reverse features the crowned royal cypher. " FOR / BRAVERY / IN THE / FIELD " is also marked on the reverse. The text is enclosed in a wreath. "R 15141 L. CPL C. A. JORDAN. 9 / K R. R. C. " is inscribed on the edge. The ribbon has broad dark blue edges which are flanked by a central section of three narrow white and two narrow crimson, stripes. The medal is held in a case with a hinged lid that is covered in dark blue leather. " J R GAUNT & SONS Ltd / LONDON " is marked on the underside of the lid.
Media/Materials
Production Date
1916-1930
Subject Category
Subject Person
Credit Line
This military medal was awarded to Lance Corporal Claude Alan Jordan of the King's Royal Rifle Corps, possibly during the attack at Delville Wood on 24 August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme.
Accession No
PA2009.170

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In the 9th Battalion War Record of the 1916 King's Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle (p.173), R/15141 L/Cpl Jordan is included in a list of 24 men who showed "conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty" at the attack at Delville Wood on 24 Aug 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. The Chronicle does not specifically mention gallantry awards in this passage, but of the 24 names listed, all but six won the MM or the DCM, so we can be reasonably confident Jordan won his MM for the Delville Wood action.

- Mark Brockway, UK

Posted on 16-11-2017 13:42:14