~ South Wales Borderers framed medals ~
The frame is of an unusual shape. The top of the frame has the SWB cap badge on one of three crucifixes. The other two crucifixes are between each window. The central window is circular whilst the other two windows are oval shaped. The top edge of the frame is stamped "Dutch Made".
Inside the frame are three framed medals; the British War Medal, the 1914–15 Star & the Victory Medal.
The medals have been named to "22409 PTE.F.A.TITFORD.S.WALES.BORD".
They have been nailed by the ribbon to the backboard.
~ British War Medal ~
The British War Medal was a campaign medal of the British Empire, for service in World War I.
The medal was approved in 1919, for issue to officers and men of British and Imperial forces who had rendered service between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. Officers and men of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and Dominion and Colonial naval forces (including reserves) were required to have completed 28 days mobilised service – the medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.
~ 1914-15 Star ~
The 1914-15 Star was a campaign medal of the British Empire, for service in World War I.
The 1914-15 Star was approved in 1918, for issue to officers and men of British and Imperial forces who served in any theatre of the War between 5 August 1914 and 31 December 1915 (other than those who had already qualified for the 1914 Star).
~ Victory Medal ~
The Victory Medal (also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal) was a campaign medal of the British Empire, for service in World War I.
To qualify for the Victory medal one had to be mobilised in any service and have entered a theatre of war between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. Women qualified for this and the earlier two medals, for service in nursing homes and other auxiliary forces.
~ South Wales Borderers ~
The South Wales Borderers was an infantry regiment of the British Army. It first came into existence, as the 24th Regiment of Foot, in 1689, but was not called the South Wales Borderers until 1881. The regiment served in a great many conflicts, including the American Revolutionary War, various conflicts in India, the Zulu War, Boer War, and World War I and II. The regiment was absorbed into the Royal Regiment of Wales in 1969.
~ Dimensions ~
The frame has a total length of 15 inches (38cm) and a total height of 10 inches (25.5cm).
~ Condition ~
The frame has some minor surface wear, such as scratching and small chipping. The medals remain in a good overall order with their original faded ribbons.
Item ID: 1665