British War Medal


British War Medal

Physical Description - The medal is a circular silver (or, in rare cases, bronze) design. The obverse shows a King George V bareheaded effigy, facing left, with the legend: GEORGIVS V BRITT : OMN : REX ET IND : IMP : (George V, King of all the British Isles and Emperor of India). The reverse shows St. George naked on horseback, armed with a short sword (an allegory of the physical and mental strength which achieves victory over Prussianism). The horse tramples on the Prussian shield and the skull and cross-bones. Just off-centre, near the right upper rim, is the sun of Victory. The dates 1914 and 1918 appear in the left and right fields respectively.

The British War Medal 1914-1920, authorised on 26th July 1919, was awarded to eligible service personnel and civilians. Qualifications for the award varied slightly according to service. The basic requirement for army personnel and civilians was that they either entered a theatre of war, or rendered approved service overseas between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. Service in Russia in 1919 and 1920 also qualified for the award.

The recipient's service number, rank, name and unit was impressed on the rim.

The following local people received the British War Medal.

Aldous
Thomas  b. circa 1899, d. 1918
Thomas Edward  b. 1890
William  b. 1890, d. 1917
Arbon
Russell George  b. 1888, d. 1915
Artiss
Frederick William  b. 1898, d. 1917
Montague George  b. 1889, d. 1916
Balaam
Francis Ebenezer  b. 1898, d. 1918
Barker
William Martin  b. 1894, d. 1915
Batchelor
Arthur Elton  b. 1897, d. 1917
Bowman
Henry  b. between 1876 and 1878, d. before 1948
Buckingham
Bertie  b. 1895, d. 1917
Carter
Alfred George  b. 1890, d. circa 1960
Ernest William Stewart  b. circa 1898, d. 1918
Chenery
Ernest Edward  b. 1890, d. 1915
Collins
Sedley James  b. 1883, d. 1919
Cook
George Matthew  b. 1881, d. 1919
Nathaniel Augustus  b. 1892, d. 1916
Noah Stanley  b. 1888, d. 1918
Craske
Edmund Charles  b. 1892, d. 1917
Cullum
William  d. 1915
Curtis
Frederick Robert Sidney  b. 1897, d. 1918
Stanley John  b. 1896, d. 1915
Debenham
Eade
Basil Stanley  b. 1894, d. 1918
James Maurice  b. 1886, d. 1917
Emeny
Arthur William  b. 1899, d. 1918
Gillings
George Edward  b. 1886, d. 1918
Goodwin
Frederick George  b. between 1895 and 1897, d. 1916
Goward
Frederick Ernest Albert  b. 1888, d. 1916
Green
William  b. between 1888 and 1890, d. 1917
Harvey
Albert William  b. 1884, d. 1973
William Horace  b. 1892, d. 1918
Huggins
Harry  b. 1892, d. 1917
Keeble
Oliver  b. between 1896 and 1898, d. 1918
Kerry
Frederick James  b. 1886, d. 1917
Knights
John  b. between 1874 and 1876
Laflin
Peter  b. 1890
Marchant
Charles Frederic  b. 1894, d. 1918
Marjoram
William  b. 1891, d. 1917
Marsh
John William  b. 1879, d. 1917
Mayes
Arthur  b. between 1887 and 1889
Frederick  d. 1918
Robert  d. 1918
Miller
Bertie  b. 1891, d. 1917
Herbert Ernest  b. 1896, d. 1916
Offord
Arthur William  b. 1888, d. 1915
Paddock
William Francis  b. 1894, d. 1917
Parker
Albert George  b. between 1892 and 1894, d. 1918
Peachey
Oliver David  b. 1891, d. 1917
Peck
Spencer  b. 1894, d. 1917
Stanley James  b. 1893, d. before 1969
Walter William  b. between 1891 and 1893, d. 1918
Pratt
Cecil Henry  b. 1896
Ray
William Frederick  b. 1890, d. 1917
Rolfe
George Edward  b. 1898
Rosier
Ernest  b. between 1883 and 1885, d. 1916
Rowe
George  b. 1890, d. 1916
Ruffles
Stanley William  b. 1899, d. 1918
Salter
Arthur George  b. 1896, d. 1918
Spencer William  b. 1893, d. 1917
Saunders
Norton George  b. 1897, d. 1972
Sherman
Horace William  b. between 1876 and 1878, d. 1917
Smith
Joseph James  b. between 1877 and 1879
Snell
Archibald  b. between 1895 and 1897
Frank Albert  b. 1884, d. 1918
Reginald Frederick  b. 1893, d. 1915
Stevens
Arthur  b. between 1887 and 1889, d. 1917
Taylor
Horace  b. 1876, d. 1916
Thrower
Jack Edward  b. 1897, d. 1916
William Oliver  b. 1898, d. 1916
Watling
Frederick  b. between 1884 and 1886, d. 1915
Woolnough
Alfred Ernest  b. 1890, d. 1916
Worledge
Frederick  b. between 1879 and 1881