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Medal - British War Medal, Great Britain, General Sir Edmund Herring, 1914-1920 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 44580 4

Summary:
British War Medal 1914-1920 awarded to General Sir Edmund Herring.

Part of a group of 17 mounted Medals: DSO, MC, 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal 1914-1918, Victory Medal with Mentioned in Despatches Oak Leaf (missing on this set), 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Australian War Service Medal 1939-45, King George V Jubilee Medal, Elizabeth II Coronation Medal, Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal, Efficiency Decoration, The War Cross 1940 - Greece, Distinguished Service Cross (Army) U.S.A.

Medals belong to the General Sir Edmund Herring Collection.

"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."
Description:
A silver medal with mount and ribbon. The obverse features the profile 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: GENERAL SIR EDMOND HERRING
Acquisition Information:
Donation from General Edmund Herring
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 cm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: British Medal only.

More information

Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), HRH King George V (1865-1936), Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, The Royal Mint, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military Campaigns
Tertiary Classification: army campaigns
Obverse Description: Profile 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: GENERAL SIR EDMOND HERRING
Inscriptions: GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:
B.M. (Bertram MacKennal)
1914 1918
GENERAL SIR EDMOND HERRING
Shape: Round with mount and ribbon
Material: Silver
Issued By: England, Great Britain, 1914-1920
Mint: Royal Mint, London

General Sir Edmond Herring
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal
Awarded To: General Edmund Herring, Australia

General Sir Edmond Herring
Person Depicted: King George V
References: References:
National Archives website: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/medals.asp

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