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Medal - British War Medal, Great Britain, 1914-1920 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 44437

Summary:
Australia
World War I British War Medal 1914 - 1920
Mint: Royal, London
Awarded to: 2190 PTE. A.S. SKILBECK. 26 BN. A.I.F.
Alfred Sanderson Skilbeck

"The British War Medal 1914-1920, authorised in 1919, was awarded to eligible service personnel and civilians alike. Qualification for the award varied slightly according to service. The basic requirement for army personnel and civilians was that they either entered a theatre of war, or rendered approved service overseas between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. Service in Russia in 1919 and 1920 also qualified for the award."
From: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/medals.asp
Description:
A silver medal with mount and ribbon. The obverse features a bare head of King George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:; the artist's initials B.M. (Bertram MacKennal) are on the neck truncation. The reverse depicts a naked figure of St. George on horseback advancing right trampling a shield bearing an eagle design and a scull and crossbone; above, the sun; in the background, the ocean; around, 1914 1918. The edge impressed in block capitals: 2190 PTE. A.S. SKILBECK. 26 BN. A.I.F.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Returned Servicemen's League of Australia Limited (RSL) Victorian Branch, 1983
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military Campaigns
Tertiary Classification: army campaigns
Obverse Description: Bare head of King George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:; the artist's initials B.M. (Bertram MacKennal) are on the neck truncation.
Reverse Description: The reverse depicts a naked figure of St. George on horseback advancing right trampling a shield bearing an eagle design and a scull and crossbone; above, the sun; in the background, the ocean; around, 1914 1918.
Edge Description: 2190 PTE. A.S. SKILBECK. 26 BN. A.I.F.
Inscriptions: GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:
B.M. (Bertram MacKennal)
1914 1918
2190 PTE. A.S. SKILBECK. 26 BN. A.I.F.
Shape: Round with mount and ribbon
Material: Silver
Issued By: England, Great Britain, 1919-1920

2190 Pte A.S. Skilbeck. 26th Battalion, A.I.F.
Mint: Royal Mint, London, 1919-1920
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal, England, Great Britain, 1919
Artist: William McMillan, England, Great Britain, 1919
Awarded To: Private Alfred Skilbeck, Australia, 1919-1920

2190 Pte A.S. Skilbeck. 26th Battalion, A.I.F.
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], B Simpkin - Spink & Sons Ltd., A Litherland - Spink & Sons Ltd., E Joslin - Spink & Sons Ltd., British Battles and Medals, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1988, 228 - 9 Pages

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