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General Service Medal 1918

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GSM 1918-1962

This medal was instituted in 1918 to cover actions that fell outside the spheres of the India & Africa General Service medals. It was issued to Army & RAF personnel - the Royal Navy having it's own General Service Medal. A total of 16 different clasps were awarded and these are as follows:

  • S Persia (1918-19)
  • Kurdistan (1919-23)
  • Iraq (1919-20)
  • NW Persia (1920)
  • Southern Desert Iraq (1928)
  • Northern Kurdistan (1932)
  • Palestine (1936-9)
  • SE Asia 1945-6
  • Bomb & Mine Clearance 1945-9
  • Bomb & Mine Clearance 1945-56
  • Palestine 1945-8
  • Malaya (1948-60)
  • Cyprus (1959)
  • Near East (1956)
  • Arabian Peninsula (1957-60)
  • Brunei (1962)

All clasps are quite common apart from Southern Desert Iraq, Northern Kurdistan and the Bomb & Mine Clearance clasps. This medal was superseded by the General Service Medal 1962.


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