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The First World War

Victory Medal 1914 - 1919 (1)

Period:
20th Century
Description:

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

 

'38281 PTE J Wilson H.L.I.'

 

The Victory 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.

 

The front of the medal features the figure of Victory, on the reverse is the inscription 'THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILISATION 1914 - 1919'.

Materials/Media:
bronze
Dimensions:
diameter 35mm, length (inc ribbon) 107mm, height 3mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Digital Number:
SQMD010a-d
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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