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Catalog Number 2014.29.17
Object Name Medal
Description A silver medal on a purple ribbon. The front of the medal has an image of a man on a horse; the horse is standing on skeletons. 1914-1918 is written at the top. The back of the medal has an image of the head of King George V and reads: "GEORGEIVS V BRITTOMN REX ET IND IMP". On the edge, "2 LIEUT M.N. PEGG R.A.F" is inscribed.
This is The British War Medal, which was established July 26th, 1919. The silver medal was awarded to officers and men of the British and Imperial Forces who either entered a theatre of war or entered service overseas between August 5th, 1914 and November 11th, 1918. The medal lists the recipient's servoce number, rank, name, and unit which is all impressed on the rim. Made of silver, it features a horseman, ST. George naked, armed with a short sword (an allegory of the physical and mental strength which acheived victory over the Prussians). The horse tramples on the Prussian shield and the skull and cross bones. Just off centre near the right, upper rim, is the sun of Victory. The dates 1914 and 1918 appear in the left and right fields respectively. The obverse side shows King George V.
Date 1919
Dimensions H-14 Dia-3.5 cm
Collection Core Collection
Material Silver/Ribbon