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Medal - British War Medal, Great Britain, Corporal John George, 1914-1920 Reg. No: NU 44579
- British War Medal 1914-1920 awarded to Cpl. John George Green, service number 3831, 5th Battalion, 1 to 12 Reinforcements, A.I.F.
Corporal Green was born in Marong, Victoria. He was a farmer when he joined on 9 July 1915, aged 29 years. Green embarked from Melbourne on 23 November 1915 on the HMAT Ceramic. His father, W. Green of Marong was listed as his next of kin.
"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"
|Dimensions:||36 mm (Diameter)|
|Dimension Comment:||Medal only.|
|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, 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|
|Secondary Classification:||Military Campaigns|
|Tertiary Classification:||army campaigns|
|Obverse Description:||Bare head of King George V facing left; text around, 'GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:'; the artist's initials 'B.M.' (Bertram MacKennal) are on the neck truncation.|
|Reverse Description:||Naked figure of St. George on horseback advancing right trampling a shield bearing an eagle design and a skull and crossbone. Above, the sun; in the background, the ocean; text around, '1914 1918'.|
|Edge Description:||Text; '3831 CPL. J.G. GREEN. 5 BN. A.I.F.'.|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse; 'GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:'. 'B.M.' (Bertram MacKennal - artist).
Reverse; '1914 1918'.
Edge; '3831 CPL. J.G. GREEN. 5 BN. A.I.F.'.
|Shape:||Round with mount|
|Issued By:||England, Great Britain, 1914-1920|
|Mint:||Royal Mint, London, 1919-1920|
|Artist:||Sir Bertram Mackennal, 1919|
|Awarded To:||Corporal John Green, Australia, 1919-1920
3831 Cpl J.G. Green, 5th Battalion, A.I.F.
|Person Depicted:||HM King George V, 1919|
National Archives of Australia website: http://www.naa.gov.au/The_Collection/Defence/Conflicts/ww1/ww1.html
National Archives UK website: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/medals.asp
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