George V Star issue Imperial Service Medal in Case to Edward J. Russell in Elkington, London, case of issue, the case somewhat scuffed, the ISM about extremely fine. In case by Elkington & Co Ltd. Imperial Service Medal, George V issue, Early Star shape award 1912. The Imperial Service Medal, instituted on 8th August 1902 was first awarded as this 7 sides star shape, alongside the higher grade Imperial Service Order.The new small round medal was later adopted in 1920. A Civil Servant would be awarded the medal for 25 years of Loyal and Meritorious Service to the Crown upon retirement. All items are unconditionally guaranteed as to authenticity. We are members of The Orders & Medals Research Society, (OMRS), The Orders & Medals Society of America (OMSA), The Military Collectors Club of Canada (MCC of C) & The Canadian Society of Medals & Military Insignia (CSMMI). Please visit our website : arcticmedals dot com for illustrated list of Military Medals and especially Canadian badges. Fair prices offered for your surplus items or trade.