WW1 Irish Duo 1917-21 Service Medal & Emergency Service 1939-46 Medal
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For sale is a WW1 Irish Medal Duo Including an original 1917-21 Service Medal and a WW2 Emergency Service 1939-46 Medal with the additional service clasp 1939-45 medal bar.About the 1917-21 Service Medal: The Medal was instituted in January 1941 and issued with ‘COMRAC’ (Struggle) bar to those who had seen active military service and without, as in this example., to ‘persons whose service is not deemed to be active military service, but who were members of Oglaigh na hEireann (Irish Republican Army), Fianna Eireann, Cumann na mBan or the Irish Citizen Army for the three months ended on the 11th of July 1921. About this Irish Emergency Service Medal 1939-1946: Medal was designed & signed by: Lawrence Campbell R.H.A Ireland - Republic of: Emergency Service Medal 1939-1946, with Local Defence Force ‘An Fórsa Cosanta Áitiúla’ reverse, complete with ‘Seirbís Náisiúnta’ top bar, and with one additional 1939-1946 award bar. Fitted with the later issue double white striped ribbon. The medal was instituted on 6 October 1944 to reward service during World War II, referred to in Ireland as the ‘Emergency Period’, Ireland remaining neutral but vigilant. The medal had eleven variations of the reverse for different service units. This example is for members of the Local Defence Force. A minimum of two years’ service was required to gain this medal and the ‘1939 - 1946’ bar was awarded for an additional two years’ service. In practice, it was not until 1947 that the medal was manufactured and distributed. The ww1 1917-21 service medal is in excellent condition, and the emergency medal unfortunately the pin catch is missing however the rest is in good condition. This is guaranteed original or money back. These will be sent via royal mail Special delivery and dispatched within two working days.
Dorset, United Kingdom
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