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
rank, name and unit.
The British War Medal
The Victory Medal
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.