These medals were awarded to Frank R.V. Tealby who was a technical illustrator for the Royal Flying Corps and whose drawings appear in many sets of rigging notes. The British War Medal 1914-1918 was awarded to servicemen, in any role, who had to leave their homeland within the British Empire during the war. The Victory Medal 1914-1919 was awarded to serviceman who had entered a theatre of war and seen combat. Tealby was a plumber by civilian occupation and had joined the RFC in January 1915.