9 bar mounted war medals made of bronze, enamel, silk and silver
Queen Victoria created the Victoria Cross (above, far left) in 1856 following the Crimean War. The medal recognises gallantry in action across all ranks of the military services and is the highest award for acts of bravery carried out during wartime. One hundred Australians have been awarded the Victoria Cross. Ninetysix received it under the British Imperial honours system, while four have been awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia. This medal was introduced into the Australian honours system in 1991. RELAWM16321
Place made
United Kingdom
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