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Allied Victory Medal 1914-19 and oakleaf awarded to Second Lieutenant Rupert Price Hallowes VC, MC, 4th Battalion The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)

Circular, bronze medal designed by William McMillan with a figure of Winged Victory holding a palm branch on the obverse. On the reverse, the inscription, 'The Great War for Civilisation 1914-1919', within a laurel wreath. The medal is suspended from a double rainbow coloured medal ribbon with an oak leaf, denoting the recipient was 'Mentioned in Despatches'.

Awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Hooge, Belgium, between 25 and 30 September 1915, Hallowes died of his wounds, aged 34, and is buried at the Bedford House Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery near Zillebeke. His Allied Victory Medal also includes a Mention in Despatches oakleaf as he was included in Field Marshal Sir John French's despatch of 30 November 1915.

From a medal group including, Victoria Cross, Military Cross, 1914-15 Star and British War Medal 1914-20.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1992-07-1-5

Acknowledgement

Presented by the Trustees of the Middlesex Regimental Museum

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1992-07-1-5

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