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Medal - British War Medal, Great Britain, Corporal John George, 1914-1920 Numismatics 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"
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Medal only.

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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, 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
DateEra: 1919 AD
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
Material: Silver
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
References: References:
National Archives of Australia website:
National Archives UK website:
  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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