Obverse design: King George V, bust, in uniform (Admiral of the Fleet).
Obverse text: "GEORGIVS V BRITT : OMN : REX ET IND : IMP :".
Reverse design: Britannia, cloaked, helmeted and facing left, borne upon the sea in a shell-like chariot drawn by two partially submerged horses. In her right hand, which is extended, Britannia carries a trident and with her left hand she supports a Union shield. The whole executed in high relief.
Suspender: straight bar, swivel.
Ribbon colours: red & white.
Ribbon pattern: white, with two broad outer and two narrow inner red stripes.
(Component parts: medal with 1 clasp)
King George V issue Naval General Service medal (with Persian Gulf 1909-1914' clasp) awarded to (J.13343) Ordinary Seaman J Higgins, HMS Dartmouth, Royal Navy. This medal, issued in 1915 with the first clasp, was awarded for service in the Persian Gulf, Straits of Hormuz and Sea of Oman in operations against gunrunners between 19 October 1909 and 1 August 1914.
Obverse design (Royal effigy) was by Sir Bertram MacKennal, his initials appear to the right and immediately below the bust; reverse design by Miss Margaret Winser.
Reference : Gordon, L L (Major) : 1962 : British Battles and Medals pp 328-334