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THE ANGLO-BELGIAN MILITARY MEDALS SOCIETY

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

MEDAL OF LIEGE


 

THE MEDAL OF LIEGE WAS AN AWARD ESTABLISHED BY THE LOCAL COUNCIL OF LIEGE TO HONOR THOSE WHO FOUGHT ON THE FORTESSES AROUND THE CITY DURING THE GERMAN INVASION IN AUGUST 1914.


THE MILITARY ALLOWED THE RECIPIENTS TO WAIR THE AWARD WITH THE OTHER OFFICIAL WORLD WAR 1 CAMPAIGN MEDALS.

HISTORY


This award was created by the local council of Liège for the defenders of the fortresses around Liège. The award was first awared in April 1920, the anniversary of the battle of Merckem. The medal was during the ceremony by the count of Brabant, Prince Leopold who was accompanied by General Leman, who was the commanding officer in Liège during August 1914.

 

Although the medal was only of local degree, it was allowed by the military to wear it in service.

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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