The obverse shows the Royal Cypher on the
circular central medallion surmounted by a
The reverse is plain apart from the hallmark,
with the year of the award engraved on the lower
A large ring (0.75" in diameter) is linked
to a small ring welded to the top arm.
The ribbon is 1.375 inches wide and consists of
3 equal stripes: navy blue, white, and navy blue.
A rosette is worn in undress to signify a
The award is issued unnamed
The award was originally established in June
1901 as the Conspicuous Service Cross and changed
to the Distinguished Service Cross in October
Height 41mm; Max Width 35mm