Honorary Medal issued in 1918 for those who were active, who aided and supported the homeguard during the first world war. Issued in bronze, silver and gilted silver.
Material: bronze (silver for sectorcommanders, as picture left). Diameter: 41mm. Obverse: coat of arms of the city of Amsterdam surrounded by "Vrijwillige Burgerwacht 1918" (Voluntary Homeguard 1918). Reverse: bronze version has the text: "In dankbare herinnering aangeboden aan.....; voor krachtigen steun en grooten medewerking verleend aan de Amsterdamse burgerwacht" (In grateful remembrance offered to:......for powerful support and intensive cooperation issued tot the Amsterdam homeguard). Silver version reads: "Ter verdediging der volksvrijheid" (for the defense of the freedom of the people) around a guard standing. Below the guard the inscription "sectorcommadant" (sectorcommander)