A ribbon for a Mercantile Marine War Medal. The ribbon is green on the left and red on the right with a thin white central strip. The ribbon is held in a small brown envelope. " Mercantile Marine War Medal Ribbon. / THIS RIBBON MUST BE WORN / ON THE LEFT BREAST WITH / THE RED STRIP NEAREST TO / THE LEFT ARM / Note.- No person may wear or supply this ribbon / without Board or Trade authority. " is typed in black on the front. " W. S Lochhead / With Discharge Papers 1921 " is handwritten in pencil on the envelope. An illegible red stamp is also on the front.
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