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Medal - British War Medal, Great Britain, 1914-1920 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 44455

Summary:
Great Britain, Australia
World War I British War Medal 1914 - 1920
Mint: Royal, London
Awarded to: 2224 PTE. E. PUMMEROY . 58 BN. A.I.F.
PRESENTED ON BEHALF OF PRIVATE E. PUMMEROY 58 BN. AIF. KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE. World War I.

"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: 2224 PTE. E. PUMMEROY . 58 BN. A.I.F.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Miss Ida Murphy, 1988
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, -1
Themes this item is part of: Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), 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: 2224 PTE. E. PUMMEROY . 58 BN. A.I.F.
Inscriptions: GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:
B.M. (Bertram MacKennal)
1914 1918
2224 PTE. E. PUMMEROY . 58 BN. A.I.F.
Shape: Round with mount and ribbon
Material: Silver
Issued By: England, Great Britain, 1919-1920
Mint: Royal Mint, London, 1919-1920
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal, 1919
Awarded To: Private Edward Pummeroy, Australia, 1919-1920

2224 Pte E. Pummeroy, 58th Battalion, A.I.F.
Person Depicted: King George V, 1919
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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