War Medals awarded to Bill Cheall - World War 2, 1939-45

The 1939-1945 Star - the first in a series of eight campaign stars instituted in 1945 to recognise service in the Second World War. It was awarded for six months service in specified operational areas.

The Italy Star - awarded in Bill Cheall's case for operational service in Sicily - between June - August 1943.

The France and Germany Star - awarded for operational service in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Germany from 6 June 1944 (D-Day) to 8 May 1945.

The Defence Medal - campaign medal of the British Commonwealth, awarded for service in WW2.

The Defence Medal, reverse.

The Empire Medal 1939–1945 - awarded to those who served in the Armed Forces or Merchant Navy for at least 28 days between September 1939 and September 1945.

The Empire Medal, reverse.

The Territorial Efficiency Medal - awarded to NCO's and enlisted men of the Territorial Army for 12 years service, with war service to count as double.

The Territorial Efficiency Medal, reverse.

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