British War Medal 1914-1920 awarded to General Sir Edmund Herring.
Part of a group of 17 mounted Medals: DSO, MC, 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal 1914-1918, Victory Medal with Mentioned in Despatches Oak Leaf (missing on this set), 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Australian War Service Medal 1939-45, King George V Jubilee Medal, Elizabeth II Coronation Medal, Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal, Efficiency Decoration, The War Cross 1940 - Greece, Distinguished Service Cross (Army) U.S.A.
Medals belong to the General Sir Edmund Herring Collection.
"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; 'GENERAL SIR EDMOND HERRING'.
Donation from General Edmund Herring, Dame Mary Herring, Dr Mary Cecile Longfield, by 05/1988
Royal Mint, London
General Sir Edmond Herring
Obverse; 'GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:'. 'B.M.' (Bertram MacKennal - artist). Reverse; '1914 1918'. Edge; 'GENERAL SIR EDMOND HERRING'.
Type of item
36 cm (Outside Diameter)
British War medal only.
Round with mount and ribbon
References: National Archives website: [Link 1]