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rayoung74
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What-ho chaps

I wonder if you can settle a disagreement a friend and I have. The order for the following medals. The Queen Victoria's Diamond jubilee medal, the pre war LSGC and the 14 (Mons star). I maintain that it should be as I have listed above  DJ LSGC 14 Star. My friend maintains it should be the opposite 14 Star LSGC and VDJ.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Robin

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My logic is  DJ first then after some years service the LSGC then the campaign medal. Unfortunately it does rather seem at times that the medal chaps aren't so logical!!

 

Robin

 

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Dress Regulations 1911 are quite explicit. Gallantry medals first, then campaign medals, then Jubilee/Coronation medals, then LSGC and similar.

 

The correct order is therefore 1914 Star, DJ, LSGC.

 

Ron

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A condensed version of the list issued in London Gazette number 32300:

 

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:—

 

VICTORIA CROSS.

 

(1) BRITISH ORDERS OF KNIGHTHOOD, ETC.

(2) DECORATIONS.

(3) ORDERS GIVEN ONLY IN INDIA.

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

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

(6) POLAR MEDALS.

(7) MEDALS FOR SAVING LIFE.

(8) JUBILEE, CORONATION AND DURBAR MEDALS.

(9) EFFICIENCY AND LONG SERVICE MEDALS.

(10) MEDALS BELONGING TO ORDERS.

 

FOREIGN ORDERS (IN ORDER OF DATE OF AWARD).

FOREIGN DECORATIONS (IN ORDER OF DATE OF AWARD).

FOREIGN MEDALS (IN ORDER OF DATE OF AWARD).

 

The correct order of wearing is as per Ron's post.

 

Graeme

 

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Jubilee and Coronation Medals were worn up front, ahead of campaign medals, prior to the 1911 regulations as they were held to be a direct gift of the sovereign and thus superior to campaign medals.  But they moved to the position they retain now. Therefore medals worn after 1911 - up the back.

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