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Allied Victory Medal awarded to William Ernest Moffat
Allied Victory Medal awarded to William Ernest Moffat
The Allied Victory Medal

The Allies each issued their own bronze victory medal but with a similar design, equivalent wording and identical ribbon.

The colours represent the combined colours of the Allied nations, with the rainbow additionally representing the calm after the storm. The ribbon consists of a double rainbow with red at the centre.

The British version depicts the winged figure of Victory on the front of the medal and on the back, it says 'The Great War for Civilisation 1914-1919’.

To qualify, an individual had to have entered a theatre of war (an area of active fighting), not just served overseas. Their service number, rank, name and unit were impressed on the rim.

Approximately 5.7 million Victory Medals were issued.

http://www.iwm.org.uk/first-world-war-service-medals 
 
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British War Medal awarded to William Ernest Moffat
British War Medal awarded to William Ernest Moffat
British War Medal 1914-18

This silver medal was awarded to officers and men of the British and Imperial Forces who either entered a theatre of war or served overseas between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918 inclusive.

The ribbon has a central band of orange edged with white, black and blue lines and although many other medal ribbons symbolise something, it seems that the colour and pattern of the British War Medal ribbon has no special significance.

The recipient's service number, rank, name and unit were inscribed on the rim of the medal.

The front depicts King George V with a latin inscription about the King.

The back shows the dates of the First World War and St. George on horseback trampling underfoot the eagle shield of the central powers, with a skull and cross-bones.

Approximately 6.4 million of these medals were issued, giving some indication of the scale of the First World War.

http://www.iwm.org.uk/first-world-war-service-medals 
 
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Medals awarded to Thomas Wells Harrison Lansberry
Medals awarded to Thomas Wells Harrison Lansberry
Photo supplied by David Goble shows the medals that were awarded to Thomas Wells Harrison Lansberry following his service in West Africa during World War One. Dave also supplied a copy of the card detailing the awarding of these medals.

They are from left to right 1914/1915 Star. The British War Medal, and the Victory medal. Dave notes: “At the time of issue they were rather poorly referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.” 
 
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Medals Card for Thomas Wells Harrison Lansberry
Medals Card for Thomas Wells Harrison Lansberry
Card shows details of the 3 medals awarded to Thomas Wells Harrison Lansberry with details on where they were awarded, his services (West Africa) and what the medals were. 
 
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Robert Leslie Scarlett’s Service Medals
Robert Leslie Scarlett’s Service Medals
“Robert Scarlett’s medal group, including the Memorial Cross on the far right, now in the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.“ Photo posted on Facebook by Air Force Museum of New Zealand on 23 April 2016 
 
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William Alexander Moffat World War One Service Record
William Alexander Moffat World War One Service Record
William Alexander Moffat's World War One Service Record downloaded from Archives New Zealand website 
 
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William Ernest Moffat World War One Service Record
William Ernest Moffat World War One Service Record
William Ernest Moffat's World War One Service Record downloaded from Archives New Zealand website. 
 

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