British War Medal 1914-1920 (Miniature) awarded to Rev. Ormonde Winstanley Birch.

Medal is part of medal group (Miniatures) for service in the Boer War and World War I. It is fourth from the left in group.
Group includes: Military Medal, Queen's South Africa, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal with mention in dispatched wreath, Edward VII Coronation, George V Dehli Durbar 1911.

"The British War Medal 1914-1920, authorised in 1919, was awarded to eligible service personnel and civilians alike. Qualification 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."

Obverse Description

Bare head of King George V facing left; text around, 'GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:'; the artist's initials 'B.M.' (Bertram MacKennal) are on the neck truncation.

Reverse Description

Naked figure of St. George on horseback advancing right trampling a shield bearing an eagle design and a skull and crossbone. Above, the sun; in the background, the ocean; text around, '1914 1918'.

Edge Description


More Information