An image of The Allied Victory Medal

William McMillan

(1887 – 1977)

The Allied Victory Medal, from the Cecil Bostock archive

Location
Not on display
Further information

The Allies each issued their own bronze victory medal but with a similar design, equivalent wording and identical ribbon. The colours represent the combined colours of the Allied nations, with the rainbow additionally representing the calm after the storm. The ribbon consists of a double rainbow with red at the centre.The British version depicts the winged figure of Victory on the front of the medal and on the back, it says 'The Great War for Civilisation 1914-1919’.To qualify, an individual had to have entered a theatre of war (an area of active fighting), not just served overseas. Their service number, rank, name and unit were impressed on the rim. Approximately 5.7 million Victory Medals were issued.

Year
1919
Media
Metalwork
Medium
bronze medal on ribbon
Dimensions
3.6 cm diam
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
National Art Archive. Gift of the family of Cecil Bostock. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
ARC293.10.4