British War Medal 1914-20
45011 Pte. T Holt
Machine Gun Corps.
Date - 1919
Campaign - First World War, 1914-20
Branch of Service - British and imperial forces
Description - Obverse: the uncrowned left-facing portrait of King George V by Sir Bertram Mackennal. Reverse: St George on horseback trampling underfoot the eagle shield of the Central Powers and a skull and cross-bones, the emblems of death. Above, the sun has risen in victory. The figue is mounted on horseback to symbolise man's mind controlling a force of greater strength than his own, and thus alludes to the scientific and mechanical appliances which helped win the war.
Ribbon - Orange watered centre with stripes of white and black at each side and borders of royal blue.
Metal - Silver
Size - 36mm