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Nom de l'objet : Metal, war
Titre : WWI Metal
Type de l'objet : Metal
Numéro d'accession : 2019.5.1
Description : British War Medal  - The medal was awarded to all ranks of Canadian overseas military forces who came from Canada between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918, or who had served in a theatre of war.  Circular, silver medal, 1.42 inches in diameter. Obverse:  King George V, bareheaded coinage effigy, facing left, with the legend: GEORGIVS V BRITT : OMN : REX ET IND : IMP :Reverse: Horseman, St. George, armed with a short sword (an allegory of the physical and mental strength which achieves victory over Prussianism). The horse tramples on the Prussian shield and the skull and cross-bones. Off-centre, near the right upper rim, is the sun of Victory. The dates 1914 and 1918 appear in the left and right fields respectively.Edge: 832241 PTE. C. R. OULTON 5 C. M. R.The 5th Battalion Canadian Mounted Rifles were a mounted infantry unit of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during World War I. The unit was raised from volunteers of the 7th and XIth (Canadian) Hussars from the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Formed in 1915, they were transported to England later that year. In 1916, they converted to an infantry battalion attached to the 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division, CEF (later the Canadian Corps). The battalion saw action in France and Flanders between 1916 and 1918. During the Battle of Passchendale, the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles fighting strength was reduced by 60% in a single day. Two members of the battalion were awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for bravery in the British Empire.Missing: For mounting, there is a plain, straight, non-swiveling suspender with a single-toe claw.Missing : The watered ribbon is 1.25 inches wide, and consists of seven stripes: blue, black, white, orange centre, white, black, and blue.
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