Author Topic: World War Two War and Defence Medals.  (Read 682 times)

backman

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World War Two War and Defence Medals.
« on: November 27, 2016, 12:11:27 PM »
I recently acquired a set of Nursing items which included a WW2 War Medal and a Defence medal.I wonder if anyone knows why more of these aren't seen in wartime nursing groups? I am trying to figure out the award criteria for both as to why some nurses did receive them but others didn't.I would expect many nurses to be eligible for the Defence medal but not the War medal? I wonder if anyone already knows the answer to this? As these were issued unnamed it is often difficult to confirm entitlement in mixed lots.
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defence_Medal_(United_Kingdom)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Medal_19391945

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Re: World War Two War and Defence Medals.
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2016, 03:19:06 PM »
If my experience is anything to go by then there will be all sorts of reasons including enlistment date, time in service, length of time in a particular theatre/area, other awards/medals awarded etc.  It's a complicated system.

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Re: World War Two War and Defence Medals.
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2016, 03:21:07 PM »