The Mercantile Marine Medal was awarded to members of the Mercantile Marine who served on one or more voyage through a danger zone.
The Mercantile Marine Medal is bronze with the effigy of George V on the obverse. The reverse shows a merchant ship moving through rough seas, with a sinking submarine and sailing vessel in the background. The base of the reverse has the words FOR WAR SERVICE MERCANTILE MARINE 1914-1918', all surrounded by a laurel wreath.
The Mercantile Marine Medal ribbon has a narrow central stripe of white, flanked by green and red stripes. The design represents the starboard, steaming and port lights of a vessel.
The Mercantile Marine Medal was awarded to those who qualified for the British War Medal and could supply evidence of having served at sea on at least one voyage through a danger zone.
Web page last updated 20 January, 2012