British War Medal 1914-1920 awarded to Col. Julius Henry Bruche, A.I.F.
Part of group of six medals awarded to Colonel Bruche (who later became Major General Sir Bruche) for his service in the Boer War and World War I.
The group consists of: Queen's South Africa with 6 bars; British War Medal 1914 - 1920, Victory Medal with mention in dispatch oak leaf, George V Silver Jubilee Medal, George VI Coronation Medal and Elizabeth II Coronation Medal.
Also awarded to Sir Julius were C.M.G and K.C.B Military separately catalogued as NU 35576 and NU 35577.
"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."
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.
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'.
Text; 'COLONEL J.H. BRUCHE A.I.F.'.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Obverse: 'GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:' / 'B.M.' (Bertram MacKennal). Reverse : '1914 1918'. Edge: 'COLONEL J.H. BRUCHE A.I.F.'.
Type of item
36 mm (Outside Diameter)
Round with mount and ribbon
References: National archives website: [Link 1]
[Book] Joslin, E C., et al. 1988. British Battles and Medals., 228 - 9 Pages