Medal help, please.

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by Hillfox28, Aug 15, 2022.

  1. Hillfox28

    Hillfox28 Member

    I have just received some unmounted WW2 medals from relatives (living in the USA) of an NCO who was KIA. I have offered to get them professionally mounted and need some advice of the order in which they should be mounted. The medals are the Defence Medal, the 1939-45 War Medal, the 1939-45 Star and the France and Germany Star. Working from the centre of the chest, which order should they be in? Additionally, the NCO was awarded a King's Commendation for Brave Conduct in 1945. On which medal ribbon should the bronze oakleaf be worn?

    Many thanks for any accurate advice.

  2. EmpireUmpire

    EmpireUmpire Well-Known Member

    Hi there,

    When you say the Defence Medal, do you mean the War Medal?

    The only reason I ask is that a good many casualties received the War Medal only, and not the Defence Medal. If you do indeed mean the Defence Medal, then the group is missing the War Medal.

  3. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    Probably better if you had started a new topic rather than posting on to this one as you will likely get more responses.

    I’ve asked a moderator to move it to its own topic.

  4. EmpireUmpire

    EmpireUmpire Well-Known Member

    Oops, I misread.

    The order is:-

    - 1939-45 Star
    - France Germany Star
    - Defence Medal
    - War Medal + Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct Oakleaf.
  5. Hillfox28

    Hillfox28 Member

    Very many thanks indeed.

  6. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

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