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Details about  1914-1918 Centenary Commemorative Medal "LEST WE FORGET 1914-1918"

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1914-1918 Centenary Commemorative Medal "LEST WE FORGET 1914-1918"
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Type: Medals & Ribbons
Service: All WW1 services Era: 1914-1945
Country/ Organization: Great Britain Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
Issued/ Not-Issued: Not-Issued

The 100th anniversary of the Great War 1914-1918 starts next year, this is your chance to be one of the first to purchase a superb commemorative WW1 medal.

Remember your ancestors with pride with this superb commemorative medal


This medal is a reminder of those in your family who fought in the Great War, it can be worn with pride as a commemorative medal on Remembrance Day or the other anniversaries of World War 1.

Standard medal size 36mm dia. 3mm wide.

The design on the front has a red enamelled poppy for Remembrance in the centre with "WE WILL REMEMBER THEM 11-11-11" around the outside, with a top bar "LEST WE FORGET"

The reverse has a WW1 Soldier in the reverse arms position (The salute to the dead) in the centre of the Union Flag with "CENTENARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918" around the outside with "LEST WE FORGET" in a top bar.

The medal is highly polished with a 32mm ribbon of white to signify "peace" red poppies down the centre for "remembrance" with the dates "1914 and 1918" on the edge, the dates of WW1 on a pin suspender.

The medal comes in a quality black velvet covered presentation box with the medal set in a cut out eva padding, the inside lid is satin with black impressed letters "COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL CENTENARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 LEST WE FORGET"  

The box comes in a white card protective sleeve overall size is 160 x 85 x 25 mm, it will be sent by recorded delivery or international signed for to ensure you receive it.

Additional ribbon is available at £3 for 10 inches. Please ask for this to be added to the invoice before you make payment.

A percentage of the profits from the sale of this medal will go to the Elswick (Blyth) All Arms Branch of the Royal Artillery Association

Registered Charity Commission No. 238197


The Great War caused great upheaval. It lasted too long; too many men were killed or maimed.

Women had taken men's jobs; their contribution helped them to win the vote.

The Government refused to bring bodies home; the rich tried to bring bodies back, the poor couldn't, so none were allowed to be returned. But neither could the poor visit foreign cemeteries.

People overcome bereavement by burying their dead, which by then was denied to everybody.

The erection of Memorials was a Government inspired initiative which offered something to focus on.

Their 1923 Act allowed local authorities to levy a small rate towards costs and maintenance, a power they still hold.

But locals decided for themselves what form their memorial would take.

The Memorials became surrogate tombstones which people could visit and pay their respects; the unveiling ceremonies became substitute funeral services.

Not all Memorials were in the open.

In those impoverished times, some people erected Memorials to serve the living: hospitals, village halls, playing fields. Other choices were church furnishings, birdbaths, rolls of honour, boats, plaques, annuities, libraries, clocks, houses, gardens - the variety was astonishing!

Names on War Memorials is not an exact science.

Those who moved away, or wanted to get on with life, or hoped their men would return, didn't offer names for inclusion on memorials.

Others had the name in several places,- parish church, chapel, school, place of work, club, or they made an individual dedication such as a seat by the sea.

Those with immediate knowledge of those named on World War Memorials are themselves passing into history.

War Memorials are evolving into another role - that of reminding us of what happens when the world goes to war.

Their message for us today is

“Lest We Forget”.

This medal is another reminder of those who fought in the Great War of 1914-1918, nearly every family in Great Britain was effected with grandfathers, fathers, sons, uncles, nephews even mothers, daughters and other female members being killed or wounded on a daily basis in a "war to end all wars".

Postage overseas to be agreed before payment is made please wait for the invoice before making payment.


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