Victory Medal, First World War, awarded to Florence Irving

MMM.2003.158.3

About this object

Allied Victory Medal awarded to Florence Irving. The obverse depicts the winged figure of 'Victory', and on the reverse is an inscription, "The Great War for Civilisation 1914-1919".
District nurse Florence Irving enlisted for service with the Red Cross.
She treated wounded soldiers on board White Star Line’s Britannic during its service as a hospital ship. On 21 November 1916 HMHS Britannic sank off the Greek coast after hitting a mine. As the ship sank relatively slowly, most of those on board were rescued.
Florence Irving was later decorated for her wartime service.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Victory Medal, First World War, awarded to Florence Irving
  • Accession no.
    MMM.2003.158.3
  • Type
    Medal
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    1919 c
  • Materials
    Metal, bronze; Textile
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    155 mm x 40 mm x 37 mm (diam)
  • Related people
    M E Mrs Webster (Donor)
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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