The medal in the Parliamentary collection
The medal is struck from yellow bronze. Its obverse has the standing figure of Victory holding aloft a palm branch in her right hand and stretching out her left hand. The reverse consists of a laurel wreath encircling a four-line inscription: 'The Great War for Civilisation 1914-1919'.
The medal is suspended from a plain ring, and the ribbon colour features a double rainbow, from indigo at the edges, to red in the centre. The bronze oak leaf on the ribbon indicates that the wearer was ‘Mentioned in Despatches' for an act of gallantry. It belongs to the group of medals awarded to Sir Arnold Wilson KCIE, CSI, CMG, DSO, MP (1884-1940).