Medal, British War
A British War Medal. The obverse features an uncrowned left facing portrait of King George V. " GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP " is marked around the profile. The reverse features a St George figure on horseback which is trampling a shield representing the Central Powers and a skull and crossbones. A sun is in the background. " 1914 1918 " is marked around the edge of this scene. " "53801 RFLM. A. MITCHELL. N.Z.E.F." is inscribed on the edge. The ribbon (from a Victory Medal) is a double rainbow colour with crimson on the edges and red in the centre.
Allan Mitchell was working as a clerk when he embarked with the H Company Reinforcements of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade on 16 July 1917.
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