King George V instituted the Military Medal in 1916 as WWI generated such
a demand for medals. It is awarded to Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned
Officers and men for individual or associated acts of bravery on the recommendation
of a Commander-in-Chief in the field. A silver, laurelled bar is awarded
for a subsequent act or acts of bravery and devotion under fire.
The front of the medal shows the reigning monarch, while the reverse side
shows FOR/BRAVERY/IN THE/FIELD in four lines, encircled by a laurel wreath
and topped by the Royal Cypher and Crown.
Canadians have received 13, 654 Military Medals, plus 848 first bars
and 38 second bars:
Aces Home Page
Images From: For more information on this and other medals
Affairs Canada, Medals Page.