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What was this medal for?


marcus69x
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Hi everyone.

My girlfriend has a gold coloured medal from WW1 which on one side says, "For the great war of civilisation" and on the other it has an angel with one arm pointing up and to the right. Almost looks as if it was about to fire a bow and arrow.

Does anyone know what this medal would have been for?

any help would be appreciated.

many thanx

marcus

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Cheers for the fast response Dave. So would this have been given to most soldiers after the war or would one have had to have earned it?

cheers

marcus

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The medal was awarded to all ranks of the fighting forces, to civilians under contract, and others employed with military hospitals who actually served on the establishment of a unit in a theatre of war between 05 August 1914 and 11 November 1918 (inclusive). It was also awarded to members of the British Naval mission to Russia 1919 - 1920 and for mine clearance in the North Sea between 11 November 1918 and 30 November 1919. This medal was never issued alone, it was issued to those that already had the 1914 or 1914 - 15 Stars and most of those who had the British War Medal.

Dave

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