07 January 2008

WWI Medals

The following pictures are examples of medals that were awarded to Australians for service during WWI. The main three medals are the 1914-15 Star, The British War Medal and the Victory Medal. Other decorations for bravery and gallantry were awarded but I'll cover them in later posts. The front is referred to as the obverse and the back is the reverse.

The 1914-15 Star,
impressed with the
soldier's number,
rank, name and unit.

The British War Medal

The Victory Medal

WWI Trio

Naming on The BWM and Victory Medal

All medals awarded to Australians were impressed with the number, rank, name and unit of the soldier. The impression is on the reverse (back) of the 1914-15 Star and the rim of the BWM and the Victory Medal.