This medal was awarded to those who were deemed to have taken part in the Irish War of Independence.
There were two types of medal with Comrac bar issued, named and un-named.
Named medals were issued to those Killed in Action or who had died between the end of the war and the issuing of the medals in 1941.
There is no difference in design between named and un-named medals. COMRAC is Gaelic for Struggle
The medal without Comrac Bar was issued to those who took part in the War of Independence but were not deemed to have engaged in active service.
Number of Service Medals (1917-1921) without Bar issued up to the 31st of January 1988
Total awarded 51,233