Circular bright bronze medal. The obverse design bears the figure of Athene Nike, the Goddess of Victory, as a full-length winged figure, her left arm extended and holding a palm branch in her right hand. The reverse design bears a wreath of laurel surrounding the centrally placed text which reads: 'THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILISATION 1914-1919'. The medal has a small ring ribbon loop and is supended from a silk ribbon of red, yellow, green, blue and violet, shaded and watered, to produce the colours of two rainbows. This example has an emblem of oak leaves in bronze attached to the ribbon indicating that the recipient received a Mention (or Mentions) in Desptach. The medal is approximately 36mm in diameter and the ribbon 36mm in width. The obverse was designed by W McMillan.
(Component parts: Medal, ribbon and bronze oak leaves emblem)
First World War campaign medal awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel M J F Fitzgerald, Royal Field Artillery.