Medal: Mercantile Marine War Medal and ribbon, World War I; Royal Mint, UK; Will...


Medal: Mercantile Marine War Medal and ribbon, World War I

About this object

Medal awarded to George William Sutton for his service in the Merchant Navy during World War I. Attached to British War Medal on bar.
A bronze circular medal,with straight fixed suspension and ribbon. The Mercantile Marine War Medal was instituted in 1919 and awarded to all members of the Merchant Navy who had undertaken one or more voyages through war or danger zones during World War I.


William McMillan


Royal Mint, UK

Place Made


Medium and Materials

Grosgrain ribbon, 1 - Ribbon
Bronze/Metal, 2 - Medal

Inscription and Marks

G. W. Sutton, Inscription, Incised


Diameter (mm): 36mm (1/8ft)
Width: 32mm (1/8ft)

Subject and Association Keywords

Wartime Shipping/[Conflict & Protest]

Subject and Association Keywords

Mercantile Marine/[Shipping]

Credit Line

Gift of David Sutton, courtesy of Royal New Zealand Navy Museum, to the New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa

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Copyright Licence  

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