Territorial Forces War Medal

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This bronze campaign medal was established in April 1920 and awarded to all members of the British Territorial Force, including Nursing Sisters (Territorial Force Nursing Services). To qualify, the recipient had to have been a member of the Territorial Force on or before 30th September 1914 and to have served in an operational theatre of war outside the United Kingdom between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.

In total 33,934 medals were awarded and it is the rarest of the five WWI campaign medals.

This medal is worn immediately after the Victory medal and before all subsequently awarded war medals, and, before Long Service and Meritorious Service Medals. An individual who was eligible to receive the 1914 Star or 1914/15 Star could not receive the Territorial Forces War Medal.

Records in this collection are likely to include the following:

  • First Name
  • Surname
  • Service Number
  • Rank
  • Regiment or Corps
  • Battalion
  • Campaign medal
  • Notes made on the original source

Please be aware that due to the way we collate, and cross reference our databases, some records will contain more information than that listed above.

Original Source: National Archives reference WO329

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