Territorial Force War Medal 1914
common of the Great War campaign medals the Territorial Force War
Medal was instituted in 1920. 33,944 were awarded to members of the
Territorial Force and Territorial Force Nursing Service who were:
||Members of the Territorial Force on the 4th August 1914
||Members who had completed four years or more service
prior to the 4th August 1914, and rejoined prior to 30th
||Volunteered prior to the 30th September 1914 to serve
outside the United Kingdom
||Actually served outside the United Kingdom between 4th
August 1914 and 11th November 1918
||Were not eligible for the
1914 - 15 Star.
Numbers issued per regiment or unit are quite
variable making the medal rare to some, i.e. Royal Scots Fusiliers,
10 medals; Hampshire Regiment, 1,507 medals.
Description: 36mm diameter in bronze, with a fixed plain
suspension. Obverse; same as the
British War Medal . Reverse; a laurel wreath containing
the inscription FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE OVERSEAS 1914 - 19 and,
TERRITORIAL WAR MEDAL around the upper perimeter.
Naming: impressed in sans serif capitals.
Ribbon: yellow with two green stripes.
Medals of the Regiments for qualification by regiment for
Infantry and Cavalry units.)