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    Edward VII Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, named "1896 PTE P. MASTERSON. 5/LEINSTER REGT", without ribbon, toned, else, very fine.

    In 1908 the reserve forces of Britain were reorganized and most of the Militia was subsumed into the new Territorial Force, which went on to become today's Territorial Army. Some units, largely based in Ireland, however were left to form a Special Reserve, and this too was granted its own Long Service award, of which this is an example. To obtain the medal the recipient had to have completed 15 years' service (in the Militia, Imperial Yeomanry, Volunteers or Territorial Force, as long as 5 years of it had been in the Militia or Special Reserve) and attended at least 15 trainings. Only 1078 Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medals were awarded between 1908 and 1936.


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