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3 Million War Medals issued by 1920

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davidbohl

Did these figures change much over time ?

 

Clip from the Sheffield Independent 14th Oct 1920 on the British Newspaper Archive

 

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Dave

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kenf48

Read on:-

 

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Yorkshire Post 2 September 1922,  most provincial newspapers simply lifted such reports from the Times of London

 

Ken

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Terry_Reeves

David

 

 Chronology of Events Connected with Army Administration from 1919 onwards contains all the information you need. It covers all the information contained in your  post up until 1939. They can be found in the National Archives library at Kew.

 

TR

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rflory

The indication in the 14 October 1920 issue of the Sheffield Independent that only 959 Victory Medals had been issued is interesting as a report dated 19 June 1920 indicates that 37,100 VMs had been received by that date, 33,900 had already been named and of these 33,000 were packed ready for issue.  All of these have to be the Type I (dark chocolate) VM.  The first Type II (the normal issue) VM were not issued until January 1920. The delay most likely was due to the realization that the Type I VM had suspension problems and the dark color hid much of the design.  Interestingly on 26 July 1920 the Adjutant General indicated that 627 VMs had been issued including one to the King and 100 at the Staff College.

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Terry_Reeves

Re my post number 3. Running totals for 1922  and 1924:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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davidbohl

Thanks Terry, the march of time did significantly change the figures from the newspaper report in 1920, nearly 10k extra MC's alone.

The process of getting the figures from Kew looked a bit convoluted, I think my question has been well and truly answered now,

 

Dave

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Derek Black

In the October 5th, 1927 edition of the Newcastle Journal the numbers of medals issued to that date:

 

14 star - 365,662

14 star - 2,078,183

BVM - 5,123,403

WM - 5,670.174

TWM - 33,440

MM - 130,241

DCM - 33,159

MSM - 29,499

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