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The Victory Medal 1914–1919 was authorised in 1919 to commemorate the victory of the Allies over the Central Powers. The medal is laquered bronze and bears on the obverse the classical figure of Athene Nike, the goddess of Victory. On the reverse is the inscription, The Great War For Civilisation 1914–1919
. A total of 5,725,000 were awarded.
The British War Medal 1914–1920 was approved by King George V in 1919 to commemorate the services rendered by His Majesty's Forces and to record the bringing of the war to a successful conclusion. The medal is silver and bears on the obverse the effigy of King George V. The reverse depicts a male figure mounted on horseback, trampling underfoot the eagle shield of the Central Powers and the emblems of death, a skull and cross–bones. A total of 6,500,000 were awarded.
The Next of Kin Memorial Plaque was a bronze plaque distributed to the relatives of soldiers and sailors who fell in the war. It was designed by Edward Carter Preston, and comprises the figure of Britannia with a male lion in the foreground, the inscription He Died For Freedom And Honour
, and the name of the deceased.
The Memorial scroll reads: He whom this scroll commemorates was numbered among those who, at the call of King and Country, left all that was dear to them, endured hardness, faced danger, and finally passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self–sacrifice, giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom. Let those who come after see to it that his name be not forgotten.
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