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medal, campaign

On display
human history
  • Other Name

    British War Medal 1914-1920, WW1 (descriptive name)

    25/1840 Rifleman Frank Silk Whitaker, New Zealand Rifle Brigade (associated name)

  • Description

    British War Medal 1914-20, WW1

    Awarded to 25/1840 Rifleman Frank Silk Whitaker, New Zealand Rifle Brigade

    circular silver medal; plain, straight non-swivelling suspender; ribbon missing

    obverse: coinage head of King George V with the legend GEORGIUS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:

    reverse: naked figure of St. George on horseback facing right. The horse is trampling on an eagle shield and cross bones symbolic of death; above the horse’s head is the sun, symbolic of victory. Around the edge are the dates, 1914 and 1918

    ribbon: broad orange watered band down the centre, bordered with white, black and blue stripes

    named on edge: 25/1840 RFLM. F.S. WHITAKER. N.Z.E.F.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
  • Other Id

    N1478 (numismatics)

  • Department
  • Display Room
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