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ANZAC Q&A - WAS A SPECIAL MEDAL AWARDED FOR GALLIPOLI?

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Posted by Military Shop on Jan 19, 2016 3:11:21 AM

Image: Close up of the standard WWI medal trio awarded to most Anzacs.

Q.   Was a special medal awarded for Gallipoli?
A.   France established a medal specifically for the Gallipoli Campaign, the Médaille commémorative des Dardanelles (Commemorative Medal for the Dardanelles), however, Britain did not follow suit, despite strong suggestions that such a medal be established. Servicemen of the British Empire who served at Gallipoli qualified for the 1914-15 Star, a medal available to all who served in an operational area between 5 August 1914 and 31 December 1915 and who was not already entitled to the 1914 Star.

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