British War Medal 1914-1920 awarded to Pte. Charles Reeves, service number 6679, 2nd Battalion, Lan. Fus. (Lancashire Fusiliers), of Great Britain, for service in World War I.

Private Reeves was born in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lanes, e. Ashton-Under-Lyne, r. Droylesden, Lanes. Private Reeves was killed in action whilst serving in France & Flanders on 15 December 1916.

"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; '6679 PTE. C. REEVES. LAN. FUS.'.

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