BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (FIRST WORLD WAR), PART TWELVE
The British Campaign Medal was given to the British and Imperial Army officers who had served between Wednesday, August 5, 1914, and Monday, November 11, 1918. Men and officers of the Royal Marines, Royal Navy, Colonial, and Dominion naval forces, including reserves, were needed to have finished twenty-eight days mobilized service – the medal was automatically bestowed in the event of death on active service before the conclusion of this period.
The Triumph Medal was awarded to all people who earned the 1914 Star or the 1914 to 1915 Star, and to people who were bestowed the British Campaign Medal. It was never issued individually. Women qualified for that and the previous two medals for service in nursing homes and other auxiliary regiments.
The Territorial Force Campaign Medal was only issued to soldiers in the Territorial Force. For a soldier to qualify, he or she had to have been an associate of the Territorial Force on or before Wednesday, September 30, 1914, and to have rendered services in an operational theatre outside of the U. K. between Wednesday, August 5, 1914, and Monday, November 11, 1918.
The Silver War Badge was awarded in the U. K to service personnel who had been honorably released because of sickness or wounds during the War. The badge is referred to as the Discharge Badge, Services Rendered Badge, Wound Badge, was initially awarded in September 1916, along with an official certificate of entitlement.
The British Force during the Great Battle was the most significant Army that Britain had ever place into the field up to that point. On the Western Front, the British Expeditionary Army concluded the campaign as a fierce fighting army, more experienced and somewhat more significant than the U. S. Army and better morale than the French Armed Force.
The cost of Triumph, however, was very high. The official “last and corrected” causality figures for the British Armed Force, including the Territorial Force, were reported on Thursday, March 10, 1921. The losses for the period between Tuesday, August 4, 1914, and Tuesday, September 30, 1919, included Five Hundred Seventy-Three Thousand and Five Hundred Seven “exterminated in action, died from injuries and died of other causes” and Two Hundred Fifty-Four Thousand And One Hundred Seventy-Six missing (subtract 154,308 One Hundred Fifty-Four Thousand And Three Hundred Eight discharged prisoners), for a net total of Six Hundred Seventy-Three Thousand And Three Hundred Seventy-Five missing and dead. Casualty figures also demonstrated One Million, Six Hundreds Forty-Three Thousand, and Four Hundred Sixty Nine injured.
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