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Allied Victory Medal 1914-19 issued to next of kin of Private Percy Crofts Ottley, 14th Battalion The London Regiment (London Scottish)

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.

Ottley joined the Army on 3 February 1916 and trained for a year before being sent to France with 1st/14th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (London Scottish) in August 1917. He was killed on 23 November 1917, when his unit, part of 168th Brigade, attacked Tadpole Trench, located near Bourlon Wood, during the Battle of Cambrai.

The Allied Victory Medal was issued in to all those personnel who had been mobilised for war service in World War One (1941918), between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. The medal was not awarded singly. In this case, as was usual, it was awarded with the British War Medal 1914-20.

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NAM. 2007-04-42-2


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