Victory Medal 1914-1919 with ring mount and ribbon awarded to Colonel Julius Henry Bruche.
Part of group of six medals awarded to Major General Sir Julius Henry 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 Bruche were C.M.G Badge and K.C.B Military medal.
The Victory Medal was authorised in 1919 and was awarded to army, navy and air force personnel who served in a theatre of war between midnight 4th-5th August 1914 and midnight 11th-12th November 1918. The Allies resolved that, if they wished to issue a Victory Medal, it would share a common feature of a depiction of Victory on the obverse and a ribbon of red, yellow, green, blue and violet merged into a rainbow pattern. This medal, that of Great Britain, was awarded to personnel from countries in the British Empire (some 5,725,000 were issued). The other Allied countries that issued Victory medals were: Belgium, Brazil, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Romania, Thailand, Union of South Africa and the United States of America.
Figure of Victory facing three-quarters right with wings spread; in her right hand she holds a palm branch, her left hand is extended and open. The artist's initials, 'W.McM.' (W. McMillan) are above the ground line on the right.
Bears the text: 'THE GREAT / WAR FOR / CIVILISATION /1914-1919' within a circular wreath of laurel.
Edge inscription: 'COLONEL J.H. BRUCHE A.I.F.'.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Obverse inscription: "W.McM." (W. McMillan - artist's initials). Reverse inscription: "THE GREAT / WAR FOR / CIVILISATION / 1914-1919". Edge inscription: "COLONEL J.H. BRUCHE A.I.F.".
Type of item
35 mm (Outside Diameter)
Victory medal only.
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