King George VI Coronation Medal 1937 awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel H S Knocker, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Circular, silver medal designed by Percy Metcalfe, with, on the obverse, portraits of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. On the reverse, the royal cypher, 'GRI', surmounted by a crown, with the inscriptions, 'Crowned 12 May 1937', and 'George VI Queen Elizabeth'. The medal is suspended on a blue ribbon with white and red vertical stripes at the edges.
Harold Sewell Knocker was Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment).
This medal was issued to celebrate the coronation of King George VI in 1937. Over 90,000 were presented to members of the armed forces and public officials from across the British Empire.
From a medal group awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel H S Knocker, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment).
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