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01 April 2017

WWI UK Medals and awards during the reign of King George V (4)

Bravery, Distinguised Conduct & Conspicious Medals

1. Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)

Ribbon           Ribbon with bar
Obverse                Reverse
The Distinguished Conduct Medal, (oldest British Award for Gallantry), was established on 4 December 1854 by Queen Victoria, during the Crimean War, as a decoration for gallantry in the field to Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and men for "distinguished, gallant and good conduct in the field". For all ranks below commissioned officers, it was the second highest award for gallantry in action after the Victoria Cross.