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4 years 3 months ago - 4 years 3 months ago #7132 by djb
Frank,

I think the order of wearing was changed in 1921 with the result that War Medals went before Coronation Medals.

This information comes from the London Gazette, 22 Apr 1921, page 3184

CENTRAL CHANCERY OF THE ORDERS OF KNIGHTHOOD.


St. James's Palace, 22nd April, 1921.

The following list shows the order in which Orders, Decorations and Medals should be worn, but it in no way affects the precedence conferred by the Statutes of certain Orders upon the Members thereof:-

To be substituted for list dated 6th August, 1918.

VICTORIA CROSS.

(1) BRITISH ORDERS OF KNIGHTHOOD, ETC.

Order of the Garter.

Order of the Thistle.

Order of St. Patrick.

Order of the Bath.

Order of Merit (immediately after Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath).

Order of the Star of India.

Order of St. Michael and St. George.

Order of the Indian Empire.

Order of the Crown of India.

Royal Victorian Order (Classes I, II and III).

Order of the British Empire (Classes I, II and III).

Orders of the Companions of Honour (immediately after Knights and Dames Grand Crosses of the Order of the British Empire).

Distinguished Service Order.

Royal Victorian Order (Class IV).

Order of the British Empire (Class IV).

Imperial Service Order.

Royal Victorian Order (Class V).

Order of the British Empire (Class V).

(2) DECORATIONS.

Royal Red Cross (Class I).

Distinguished Service Cross.

Military Cross.

Distinguished Flying Cross.

Air Force Cross.

Royal Red Cross (Class II).


(3) ORDERS GIVEN ONLY IN INDIA.


Order of British India.

Indian Order of Merit (Military).

Kaisar-i-hind Medal.

Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England.

Albert Medal.

(4) MEDALS FOR DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT, i.e., FOR GALLANTRY.


Medal for Distinguished Conduct in the Field.

Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

Distinguished Service Medal.

Military Medal.

Distinguished Flying Medal.

Air Force Medal.

Indian Distinguished Service Medal.

(5) WAR MEDALS (IN ORDER OF DATE).

(6) POLAR MEDALS.

Arctic Medal, 1815-1855.

Arctic Medal, 1876.

Antarctic Medal, 1901-1903.

(7) MEDALS FOR SAVING LIFE.


Constabulary Medal Ireland).

Board of Trade Medal for Saving Life at Sea.

Indian Order of Merit (Civil).

Edward Medal.

King's Police Medal.

(8 ) JUBILEE, CORONATION AND DURBAR MEDALS.


Queen Victoria's Jubilee Medal, 1887 (Gold, Silver and Bronze).

Queen Victoria's Police Jubilee Medal, 1887.

Queen Victoria's Jubilee Medal, 1897 (Gold, Silver and Bronze).

Queen Victoria's Police Jubilee Medal, 1897.

Queen Victoria's Commemoration Medal, 1900 (Ireland).

King Edward's Coronation Medal.

King Edward's Police Coronation Medal.

King Edward's Durbar Medal (Gold, Silver and Bronze).

King Edward's Police Medal, 1903 (Scotland).

King's Visit Commemoration Medal, 1903 (Ireland).

King George's Coronation Medal.

King George's Police Coronation Medal.

King's Visit Police Commemoration Medal, 1911 (Ireland).

King George's Durbar Medal (Gold, Silver and Bronze).

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4 years 3 months ago #7133 by Frank Kelley
Greetings David,
This is all very interesting to me, for example you see a group with say a 1911 Coronation medal and a QSA, the QSA is the first medal in the group and yet has contact wear its right obverse or on the left as you look at it!
Why?
You see where I am coming from here :) anyway, very many thanks David
Very best regards Frank.

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4 years 3 months ago #7134 by djb
Mike,

That's a lovely group but possibly not at that price?

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4 years 3 months ago #7135 by djb
Frank,

Would that indicate the switch in position of the 1911 Coronation Medal from before to after the QSA? I have a couple of such examples but, as they are both to South African units, I don't know if they would ever have been worn. I will go and have a look.

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4 years 3 months ago #7136 by Frank Kelley
David,
That is exactly what I am suggesting!
Regards Frank

djb wrote: Frank,

Would that indicate the switch in position of the 1911 Coronation Medal from before to after the QSA? I have a couple of such examples but, as they are both to South African units, I don't know if they would ever have been worn. I will go and have a look.

Kind regards
David

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4 years 3 months ago #7141 by Frank Kelley
Not really an out of the way price, but, as it was in South Africa, you have to think are HM Customs going to get their hands on it first, is it going to be delayed and surcharged, how much am I going to have to pay and when shall I receive it?

djb wrote: I was watching an eBay auction recently which consisted of a CGH GSM (Pte C T Highlanders) and QSA (4) (Lt W Gunn Kaffn Rifles). In the end it sold for £776 and not to me sadly.

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