Medal commemorating the unveiling of the Cenotaph in Whitehall, 11 November 1920
Inscribed, 'THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ NOVEMBER 11TH/ MCMXVIII'.
The Whitehall cenotaph was a testament to the thousands of British soldiers who were buried overseas, or whose remains were never found. The reverse side of the medal depicts the classical figure of Victory supporting a wounded prisoner with broken chains. The Cenotaph is the site of the annual national service of remembrance held at 11 am on Remembrance Sunday.
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