G.V.R., engraved on reverse (Capt H.J.Smith 21st London 8th 10th 1916). Light contact marks, very fine. (1)
The below citation relates to a Captain Henry Joste Smith of the RAMC, we assume he was attached to the 21st London's for this action.
M.C. London Gazette 16.8.1917.
For conspicuous gallanty and devotion to duty. He followed his battalion in the attack, and attended to the wounded all day and night under very heavy fire of every description. It was due to his courage and splendid devotion that so may of the wounded were brought in.