While I cannot comment on the last medal ribbon I can assure that I have a number of Polish groupings that include wound cloth depicting the medal ribbon rather than an actual medal machine ribbon. The practice of wearing unissued or unauthorized medals goes way back. I believe the Poles where entitled wear the British Defense Medal but not the British War Medal but you will l photos of Polish soldier wearing both.
What a wonderful grouping showing a his service.....too often they were lost or sold or even discarded. Thanks for sharing it all.