The British War medal & Victory medal pair, named & award to Pte. J.Shedden of the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
Both medals are named to 63049 PTE. J.E.SHEDDEN. K.O.Y.L.I.
~ Dimensions ~
Both medals have a diameter of 1.4 inches (3.5cm)
~ Conditions ~
The Victory medal is fairly worn, with two browning patches to the front. The British War medal is slightly worn but in a overall good condition.
There are no ribbons.
~ British War Medal ~
The British War Medal was a campaign medal of the British Empire, for service in World War I. The medal was approved in 1919, for issue to officers and men of British and Imperial forces who had rendered service between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918.
Officers and men of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and Dominion and Colonial naval forces (including reserves) were required to have completed 28 days mobilised service – the medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.
~ The Victory Medal ~
The Victory Medal (also called the Allied Victory Medal) is a campaign medal – of which the basic design and ribbon was adopted by Belgium, Brazil, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Romania, Siam, Union of South Africa and the USA.
To qualify for the Victory medal one had to be mobilised in any service and have entered a theatre of war between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. Women qualified for this medal for service in nursing homes and other auxiliary forces.