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Identification of Medals
« on: Saturday 06 July 19 09:07 BST (UK) »
Please can someone identify the medals from this ribbon.
We know he was in the Royal Scots Fusiliers and had the following medals. But which are they on the ribbon.
D.C.M. and bar
Croix de Guerre
Victory
British
14 Star
Clasp and Roses.
I would be grateful for any help
Thank you.
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Re: Identification of Medals
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 06 July 19 09:30 BST (UK) »
The order of wear (right-to-left from the wearer's point of view):

1914 Star (with rosette on the ribbon bar; clasp and roses on the medal ribbon)
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) (with rosette on the ribbon bar; bar on the medal ribbon)

The Croix de Guerre, being a foreign award, should only be worn with permission from Government/Queen?
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Re: Identification of Medals
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 06 July 19 09:38 BST (UK) »
1914 Star has a ribbon of red, fading into white, fading into blue.
see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1914_Star for a picture of ribbon.

British War Medal has a ribbon of thin blue, black, white stripes followed by large orange stripe, followed by thin white, black, blue stripes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_War_Medal

Victory Medal has a rainbow multi-coloured ribbon of Indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. Colours then reversed to the right.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_Medal_(United_Kingdom)

DCM has a ribbon of red, dark blue, and red.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distinguished_Conduct_Medal

Croix de Guerre has a ribbon of green with 7 thin red stripes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croix_de_guerre_1914%E2%80%931918_(France)
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Re: Identification of Medals
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 06 July 19 09:58 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for this.
When gazetted the King gave unrestricted permission to wear the Croix de Guerre so I am expecting it to be shown. Such a shame the photograph isn't in colour it would make it so much easier  to see where each starts and finishes. Still it shows how  brave he was.
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Re: Identification of Medals
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 06 July 19 14:36 BST (UK) »
The order of wear (right-to-left from the wearer's point of view):

1914 Star (with rosette on the ribbon bar; clasp and roses on the medal ribbon)
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) (with rosette on the ribbon bar; bar on the medal ribbon)

The Croix de Guerre, being a foreign award, should only be worn with permission from Government/Queen?

My understanding is that precedence is gallantry, service/campaign, foreign.
The DCM is the first (left as we view the ribbon band).

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Re: Identification of Medals
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 06 July 19 15:46 BST (UK) »
I don't think the DCM would have a rosette, a bar was awarded for a 2nd award.

Ooooooooops disregard this, all wrong.