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 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.
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.
Web page last updated 15 August, 2013