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.

Obverse Description

Profile of soldier wearing helmet adorned with laurels. Rampant lion at top edge amongst oak and laurel branches.

Reverse Description

Crown surrounded by oak and laurel branches with an inscription below in French.

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