Medal, Mercantile Marine War

Production date
Circa 1919
A Mercantile Marine War medal. The bronze medal with plain clasp features a left facing profile of King George V by Sir Bertram Mackennal on the obverse ". "GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP " is embossed around the profile. The reverse features a ship ploughing through heavy seas with a sinking submarine and a sailing vessel in the background. This scene is enclosed in a laurel wreath. " FOR WAR SERVICE MERCANTILE MARINE 1914-1918 " is embossed on the reverse. " JOHN WATSON " is marked on the edge. The medal is attached to a green and red with a thin central white stripe. The ribbon is mounted on cardboard.
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Circa 1919
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This medal was awarded to John Watson and was donated to Taranaki Museum as part of the collection of south Taranaki lawyer John Houston.
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