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British War Medal 1914-18

MED2432
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Collection Coins and medals, Orders and medals
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Sturdee, Frederick Charles Doveton
EventsWorld War I, 1914-1918

Object details:

Object ID MED2432
Description Awarded to Admiral of the Fleet Sir F. Doveton Sturdee (1859-1925). Obverse: Head of King George V (L). Legend: 'GEORGIVS V BRITT:OMN:REX ET IND:IMP:' Reverse: A Knight on horseback (R) a short sword in his right hand, trampling on the German shield, skull and cross-bones. Legend: "1914-18". Inscription on edge: 'ADML. SIR.F.D.C. STURDEE. R.N.' Fitted with a bar and orange watered silk ribbon edged with blue, black and white stripes. Mounted on a bar with six others.
Date made 1919

Artist/Maker Mackennal, B.
McMillan, William
Credit On loan to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, from a Private Collection
Materials organic: silk, watered [ribbon]; metal: silver
Measurements 36 mm
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  • British War Medal 1914-18 (MED2432)
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