British War Medal

Maker
McMillan, William (b.1887, d.1977)
Production date
Circa 1919
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Description
The obverse of this medal shows the uncrowned left-facing profile of King George V by Sir Bertram Mackennal. The reverse of the medal depicts St George on horseback trampling underfoot the eagle shield of the Central Powers, and a skull and cross-bones (the emblems of death). Above, the sun has risen in victory. The figure is mounted on horseback to symbolise man's mind controlling a force of greater strength than his own, and thus alludes to the scientific and mechanical developments and machines which helped to win the war.

Around the edge is 'E E BOOTH YMCA'.
Production date
Circa 1919
Production period
Collection type
Media/materials
Silver, ribbon
Measurements
36mm in diameter
Accession number
98/0037
System ID
13952
Current Rights
Culture Waitaki Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence
Organisation Credit Line
Collection of the Waitaki Museum. Id 13952

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