Medal: the British War Medal and ribbon, WWI

William McMillan
Royal Mint, UK (estab. 0886 AD)
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Campaign medal awarded to George William Sutton for his service in the Merchant Navy during World War I. The British War Medal was instituted in 1919 to recognise the conclusion of World War I.
Description: silver circular medal; 36mm diameter; straight non-swiveling suspender, with ribbon. Obverse: head of King George V with the legend ‘GEORGIUS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:’ Reverse: Naked figure of St. George on horseback trampling an eagle shield and cross bones. Around the edge are the dates, ‘1914’ and ‘1918’
Ribbon: grosgrain ribbon, 32mm wide, orange band in centre, bordered with white, black and blue stripes. Attached to Mercantile Marine Medal on bar.
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Maker and role
William McMillan: Medal Maker
Royal Mint, UK (estab. 0886 AD): Manufacturer
Grosgrain ribbon: 1 - Ribbon
Silver: 2 - Medal
Measurement details
Diameter (mm): 36mm (1/8ft): 2 - Medal
Width: 32mm (1/8ft): 1 - Ribbon
Production place and notes
England, Great Britain, Europe
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