British War Medal 1914-1920 awarded to Pte. Stanley Frank Greves, service number 373, 6th Battalion, A.I.F.

Private Greves was born in Chester, England. His father resided at 1 Dorothy St, Brunswick. Greves joined on 8 August 1914, and served in the 2nd Field Ambulance. He went to Gallipoli in April 1915 and was admitted to hospital in Malta with a serious gun shot would to neck on 17 May 1915. He was hospitalised in England and later discharged in March 1916. He was wounded again and suffered from synovitis. In 1967, Private Greves' widow, Lillian Pauline Greves of 1/28 Chapel St, St Kilda, applied for the Gallipoli Medallion.

"The British War Medal 1914-1920, authorised in 1919, was awarded to eligible service personnel and civilians alike. Qualification for the award varied slightly according to service. The basic requirement for army personnel and civilians was that they either entered a theatre of war, or rendered approved service overseas between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. Service in Russia in 1919 and 1920 also qualified for the award."

Obverse Description

Bare head of King George V facing left; text around, 'GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:'; the artist's initials 'B.M.' (Bertram MacKennal) are on the neck truncation.

Reverse Description

Naked figure of St. George on horseback advancing right trampling a shield bearing an eagle design and a skull and crossbone. Above, the sun; in the background, the ocean; text around, '1914 1918'.

Edge Description

Text; '373 PTE. S.F. GREVES. 6/BN. A.I.F.'.

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