This is a picture of a Distinguished Service Order Medal which was instituted 6 September 1886 by Queen Victoria.
It is awarded for meritorious or distinguished services by officers of the armed forces in wartime.
This is part of a collection of photographs of Scottish and British Military related images. The site contains a variety of army pictures over a varied time period from the early wars of independence to the second world war. It includes pictures of Scottish regimental uniforms, captured weapons and uniforms and also military machine pictures made or used in Scotland