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Allied Victory Medal 1914-1919
Most of the Allied Governments awarded the medal in the same way to their servicemen and supporting auxiliaries. Their medals were generally of the same basic pattern, excepting Japan who replaced the figure of Victory with a warrior bearing a spear. In all cases, however, the medal ribbon was a pattern of the colours of the rainbow.
The King’s Own
R. LANC. R. being the shortened version of the Regimental title at that time. Probably around 40,000 Allied Victory Medals were issued bearing the R. LANC. R. title, and around 4,000 were issued to officers of the Regiment, these of course not bearing the Regimental Title.
Allied Victory Medal
Medals noted in records with the reference as King's Regulations for the Army (1912) Paragraph 1743 - are those medals which at the end of ten years still remain unclaimed and sent to the Deputy Director of Ordnance Stores, Royal Dockyard (Medal Branch) Woolwich to be broken up.
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