Medal, Military: Star medal 1914-15 John Beange; McMillan, William; 1919; WY.000...


Medal, Military: Star medal 1914-15 John Beange

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This British War Medal was awarded to PTE. J. BEANGE N.Z.E.F.

Prior to the war, John Beange was a shepherd. He served as a Private in the 15th reinforcements, J Company of NZ Expeditionary Force. Upon his return, John went on to a farm close to Wyndham and ran sheep, beef cattle and racehorses.

The British War Medal is a campaign medal of the United Kingdom which was awarded to officers and men of British and Imperial forces for service in the First World War. Two versions of the medal were produced. About 6.5 million were struck in silver


McMillan, William

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Mackennal, Sir Bertram

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Europe, United Kingdom, England, London

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inorganic, processed material, metal, silver alloy
inorganic, processed material, metal, copper alloy
organic, processed material, animal, animal product, silk

Inscription and Marks

Obverse side, circled inside edge: "GEORGEIVS BRITT OMN REX ET IMP"
Left facing profile of King George V
Reverse side circled inside edge : '1914 1918'
Figure of St George seated on horse. Sun at upper right and skull and crossbones at lower edge with the Eagle shield of Power to the right
Smooth edge: '19108 PTE. J. BEANGE N.Z.E.F


h 75 mm x w 35 mm x 3 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Military - World War One

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