Belgium War Service Medal 1914-18.
The award is an unusual triangular shape with rounded sides. It has a red, yellow and black striped ribbon.
The name is normally given as 'The Commemorative Medal of the War 1914-1918' but it was awarded to Belgian civilians who served in the ranks of the Belgian armed forces during World War I. It is a medal commemorating their war service, not the war itself. This medal was instituted on 21 July 1919.
Profile of soldier wearing helmet adorned with laurels. Rampant lion at top edge amongst oak and laurel branches.
Crown surrounded by oak and laurel branches with an inscription below in French.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Obverse Inscription: 1914 1918 Reverse Inscription: "MEDAILLE COMMEMORATIVE / DE LA CAMPAGNE / 1914 - 1918 / HERINNERINGS MEDAILLE / VAN DEN VELDTOCHT"
Type of item
310 mm (Width), 470 mm (Height)
References: [Link 1]