centenialmedal

THE ANGLO-BELGIAN MILITARY MEDALS SOCIETY

'THE GLIMPS OF WAR REFLECTED IN THE BRAVERY AND SERVICE OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT AND DIED FOR OTHERS'

100 Anniversary medal of the Belgian Independence 1830-1930


 

THIS MEDAL WAS THE CENTENIAL MEDAL OF BELGIUM, WHO CELEBRATED THERE 100TH YEAR INDEPENDENCE. INITIALY AWARD TO CIVLIAN AND ARMY PERSONAL WHO RECIEVED BELGIAN DECORATIONS BEFORE THE DATE OF 31 JANUARY 1931. THOUGH AWARDED TO ALL PERSONEL IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR  AFTERWARDS.


HISTORY


This award was established by the Royal Degree of 20 July 1930. The award is awared for the same reasons as the Civilian Cross or Military decorations that were excuted before 31 January 1931. The award is also awarded to those who served under King Leopold II and didn't recieved the commemorative medal of the reign of Leopold II.

 

The second article of the Degree stands that those who have served in the First World War and recieved the War Cross with Palm are also entitled to the medal.

 

The Royal degree of 30 June 1933 states that Prisoners of War, service personel of the railroad, personel of the Red Cross and Comité national, administration personel of the Belgian Governement, Intelligence officers during the first war and many other goodwill services are also entitled to the medal.

 

 

DISCRIPTION OF THE AWARD


The medal has a octagon shape and has the three former Kings (Leopold I, Leopold II and Albert I) on the front. On the back stand the dates 1830-1930 between laurel and oak branches.

 

The ribbon has a white color with the national colors on both borders.

 

The medal was designed by G. Devreese

              

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