medal; "British War Medal 1914-1920"

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Silver medal. The obverse shows King George V facing left, with the legend "GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:" (George V, King of all the British Isles and Emperor of India). The reverse, shows Saint George naked on horseback and armed with a short sword. The horse tramples on the Prussian eagle shield and the emblems of death, a skull and cross-bones. In the background are ocean waves and just off-centre near the right upper rim is the risen sun of Victory.
The medal is placed in a homemade display case/box.
The British war medal 1914-1920 was awarded to officers and men of the British Imperial Forces who were in an area of active fighting or serer overseas between 05 Aug 1914- 11 Nov 1918 inclusive. It was later extended to services in Russia, Siberia and some other areas in 1919-1920
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obverse:stamping:"GEORGIVS V:BRITT:OMN:REX ET IND: IMP:"
reverse:stamping:"1914 1918"
edge:engraving:"9484 PTE J.GORMAN S. GDS."
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Dimensions:0 - Whole:L 10.6cm (L 4 3/16")
Dimensions:ribbon:W 3.2cm (W 1 1/4")
Dimensions:disc:Dia 3.6cm (Dia 1 7/16")
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