The medal was originally awarded to soldiers of good conduct who had completed 21 years service in the infantry or 24 years in the cavalry. In 1870, this qualifying period was reduced to 18 years for both the infantry and cavalry. During World War II officers could also be awarded this medal if they had completed at least 12 of their 18 years service in the ranks.
If you require this medal to be mounted ready to wear please select from the options below: (Miniature Commemorative & Official Medals CANNOT be group mounted together)
EligibilityAWARD miniature medals complement the full-size commemorative medals and are available without restriction.