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The First World War

British War Medal 1914 - 1918 (1)

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Awarded to Private J Wilson, Highland Light Infantry. Inscription around edge:

 

'38281 PTE J WILSON H.L.I'

 

The British War Medal was a campaign medal awarded to individuals who served in World War I. It was authorised in 1919. Campaign medals were awarded to those who saw service overseas.

Materials/Media:
silver
Dimensions:
diameter 35mm, height 4mm, length (inc ribbon) 102mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Digital Number:
SQMD009a-d
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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