British War Medal 1914-1920, Great Britain, awarded to T/S Captain J.R. Hall. A.I.F. (Rex Hall) service number 63, for service in World War I, 1919. The British War Medal 1914-1920, is the third from left in medal group.

Hall was born in Kerang, Victoria. He was an accountant when he joined on18 August 1914, aged 19 years and 9 months.
In October 1914, he embarked for active service as a Corporal in the 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance. On 9 May 1915 he was serving in Gallipoli and by August 1915 he was promoted to Sergeant. Hall was posted to the Imperial Camel Corps in July 1916 in Palestine. He was then transferred from the 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance to the 3rd Anzac Camel Battalion in November 1916.
In April 1918 he was made Temporary Captain in the Imperial Camel Brigade and by July 1918 he was Staff Captain of the 5th Light Horse Brigade. In September 1918, Hall was Staff Captain in France and by May 1919 he was ADC to General Chauvel in London. Colonel Hall returned to Australia in July 1919 and his appointment was terminated on 14 January 1920.
In 1929 he resided at 386 Lower Malvern Rd, East Malvern and records show in 1967 he sent a letter applying for his Anzac medal.

"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; '63 T/S/CAPTAIN J.R. HALL. A.I.F.'.

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