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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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