King George V Silver Jubilee Medal

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King George V Silver Jubilee Medal
King George V Silver Jubilee Medal.png
Awarded by United Kingdom and
Commonwealth
TypeCommemorative medal
EligibilityCommonwealth citizens
Awarded forcommunity contribution
Clasps None
Statistics
Established6 May 1935
Total awarded85,234
Precedence
Next (higher) King George V Durbar Medal
Next (lower) King George VI Coronation Medal
UK King George V Silver Jubilee Medal ribbon.svg
Ribbon bar

The King George V Silver Jubilee Medal is a commemorative medal, instituted to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the accession of King George V.

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Issue

This medal was awarded as a personal souvenir by King George V to commemorate his silver jubilee. It was awarded to the Royal Family and selected officers of state, officials and servants of the Royal Household, ministers, government officials, mayors, public servants, local government officials, members of the navy, army, air force and police in Britain, her colonies and Dominions. [1]

The Royal Households of the United Kingdom are the collective departments which support members of the British royal family. Many members of the Royal Family who undertake public duties have separate households. They vary considerably in size, from the large Royal Household which supports the Sovereign to the household of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, with fewer than ten members. The lesser households are funded from the Civil List annuities, paid to their respective royal employers for their public duties, and all reimbursed to HM Treasury by the Queen.

For Coronation and Jubilee medals, the practice up until 1977 was that United Kingdom authorities decided on a total number to be produced, then allocated a proportion to each of the Commonwealth countries and Crown dependencies and possessions. The award of the medals was then at the discretion of the local government authority, who were free to decide who would be awarded a medal and why.

United Kingdom Country in Europe

The United Kingdom (UK), officially the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and sometimes referred to as Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world. It is also the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017.

Commonwealth of Nations Intergovernmental organisation

The Commonwealth of Nations, normally known as the Commonwealth, and historically the British Commonwealth, is a unique political association of 53 member states, nearly all of them former territories of the British Empire. The chief institutions of the organisation are the Commonwealth Secretariat, which focuses on intergovernmental aspects, and the Commonwealth Foundation, which focuses on non-governmental relations between member states.

A total of 85,234 medals were awarded, [1] including

Description

Goscombe John Welsh sculptor

Sir William Goscombe John was a Welsh sculptor.

Mary of Teck 20th-century queen consort of the United Kingdom and Empress of India

Mary of Teck was Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress consort of India as the wife of King George V.

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Notable recipients

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South Africa

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References

  1. 1 2 Howard N Cole. Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals. p. 40. Published J. B. Hayward & Son, London. 1977.
  2. 1 2 3 "Official jubilee medals". Evening Post. 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  3. Captain H. Taprell Dorling. Ribbons and Medals. p. 112. Published A.H.Baldwin & Sons, London. 1956.
  4. McKinnon, June (November 1995). Women's Christian Temperance Union: aspects of early feminism in the Cape, 1889–1930 (PDF) (MA thesis). Pretoria: University of South Africa. p. 55. Retrieved 3 March 2019.