Imperial Service Medal ISM EIIR Full Size
Instituted: August 1902.
Ribbon: 38mm three equal sections of crimson, blue and crimson.
Original Metal: Silver and bronze.
Description: Originally similar to the Imperial Service Order but with a silver plaque and bronze star or wreath. In 1920 the Imperial Service Medal was transformed into a circular medal of silver with the sovereign’s effigy on the obverse and a reverse depicting a naked man resting from his labours, with FOR FAITHFUL SERVICE in the exergue.
Although classed as a decoration the Imperial Service Medal is mounted for wear as a “Medal for valuable service” in between Campaign and Jubilee medals.