Medal: the British War Medal and ribbon, World War I; Royal Mint, UK; William Mc...

Name/Title

Medal: the British War Medal and ribbon, World War I

About this object

Medal awarded to George William Sutton for his service in the Merchant Navy during World War I. Attached to Mercantile Marine Medal on bar. Silver circular medal with a straight non-swivelling suspender and grosgrain ribbon. The British War Medal was instituted in 1919 to recognise the conclusion of World War I.

Maker

William McMillan

Maker

Royal Mint, UK

Place Made

England

Medium and Materials

Grosgrain ribbon, 1 - Ribbon
Silver/Metal

Inscription and Marks

G. W. Sutton, Inscription, Incised

Measurements

Diameter (mm): 36mm (1/8ft)
Width: 32mm (1/8ft)

Subject and Association Keywords

Wartime Shipping/[Conflict & Protest]

Subject and Association Keywords

Merchant Navy/[Shipping]

Subject and Association Keywords

Great Britain/Europe

Credit Line

Gift of David Sutton, courtesy of Royal New Zealand Navy Museum, to the New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa

Object Type

Object/History

Object number

1999.86.7

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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