George V: A bareheaded effigy, in Field Marshal's uniform,
facing left, and the legend:
GEORGEIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:
shows FOR / BRAVERY / IN THE / FIELD in four lines, encircled
by a laurel wreath and surmounted by the Royal Cypher and
scroll suspender is attached to the medal with a single-toe
blue ribbon, 1.25 inches wide, with five equal centre stripes
of white, red, white, red, and white (0.125" each).
or equivalent number, rank, initials, surname and unit of
the recipient appear in plain block capitals around the edge
of the medal.
was instituted on 25 March 1916.