Summary

Commemorative medal for the British Forces sent to Belgium and France in August 1914. The medal bears an extract of the King's message to the soldiers embarking for active duty.

Obverse Description

Profile head of King George V facing left, below in small letters, REGISTERED.A round gold medal (23 mm dia) with loop at top. The obverse has a bare head of King George V facing left, below in small letters, REGISTERED.

Reverse Description

The text of the King's message on the occasion of the departure of the troops for Europe: MESSAGE FROM THE KING BUCKINGHAM PALACE You are leaving home to fight for the safety and honour of my Empire. Belgium whose country .....from my thoughts. I pray God to bless you and guard you and bring you back victorious. August 9th 1914. GEORGE R.I.

Edge Description

Plain

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