The Medal is 36mm in diameter. The straight clasp non-swivelling suspender is attached to the medal with a single-toe claw mount and a pin through the upper edge of the medal.
The obverse of this medal is identical to that of the British War Medal and shows the uncrowned left-facing profile of King George V by Sir Bertram Mackennal, with the inscription GEORGIVS V BRITT : OMN: REX ET IND:IMP:
The reverse of the medal shows a steamship ploughing through a stormy sea, with a sinking submarine and a sailing vessel in the background, the whole image is enclosed in a laurel wreath. At the base of the medal has an inscription which states “FOR WAR SERVICE MERCANTILE MARINE 1914-1918”.
The ribbon is 32mm wide, with a 13.5mm wide green band on the left, a 5 mm wide white band in the centre and a 13.5 mm wide red band at the right.
This is an unmounted medal which is supplied along with 20cm of loose ribbon in a plastic case. If you require this medal to be mounted ready to wear please visit our Medal Mounting Page.