Territorial Force Efficiency Medal, George V, awarded to Gunner, Acting Corporal, J.V. Stewart, service number 344284, M.M. 4th R.G.A. (Royal Garrison Artillery), T.F.
Belongs to a group of medals awarded to Gunner Stewart who was a signaller in Unit 329, Siege Battery, 4th R.G.A.
The 5 medals include: the R.G.A. Military medal (for bravery in the field), Territorial War Medal 1914-19 (for voluntary service overseas 1914-1919), The British War Medal 1914-20, The Victory Medal 1914-18 and The Territorial Force Efficiency Medal 1908-21. The medals are mounted on a bar.
The Territorial Force Efficiency medal was created in June 1908 to replace the Volunteer Long Service Medal. It was awarded to NCO's and men who had completed twelve years service (service in World War I counted double).
Oval shaped silver medal with loop at top. Obverse features bust of King George V facing left wearing the uniform of a Field Marshal, the artist's initials "B.M." on the neck truncation; around, "GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:".
Reverse has the legend: "TERRITORIAL FORCE EFFICIENCY MEDAL.".
Edge is impressed: "344284 GNR: J.V. STEWART. FOURTH R.G.A. - T.F.".
Donation from Mrs M. Stewart, 19 May 1986
circa 1917 AD
Obverse inscription: "GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:" Artist's initials: "B.M." (Bertram Mackennal). Reverse inscription: "TERRITORIAL FORCE EFFICIENCY MEDAL". Edge inscription: "344284 GNR: J.V. STEWART. FOURTH R.G.A. - T.F.".
Type of item
165 mm (Width), 100 mm (Height)
Size of group, not individual medal.
mounted medal group
[Book] Joslin, E C., et al. 1988. British Battles and Medals., 230 - 1 Pages