OBE medal, with ribbon in original box.
OBE (Order of the British Empire) Military Division
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- ReferenceGB 590 WBRK/2/3/1
- Dates of Creation1917
- Physical Description1 item
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Order of the British Empire was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V, and comprises five classes, in civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male, or dame if female. The OBE was awarded to King for service (geological) during the First World War, 1914-1918.