The 100th anniversary of the Great War 1914-1918 starts
this year, this is your chance to be one of the first to purchase a superb
commemorative WW1 medal.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
bereavement by burying their dead, which then was denied to everybody.
The erection of
Memorials was a Government inspired initiative which offered something to focus
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
War Memorials are
evolving into another role - that of reminding us of what happens when the
world goes to war.
Their message for us
“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".
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