1914 Star medal (Specimen). An un-issued example of the Star medal with bar.

This medal was approved in 1917 to be awarded to those who had served in France or Belgium between 5 August 1914 and midnight 22-23 November 1914. Those who had been under fire received a bar bearing these dates. These included those who took part in the retreat from Mons, which has led to this medal being given the nick-name the 'Mons Star'.

A similar medal, the 1914-15 Star, was more commonly issued, but no service person could receive both awards.

Obverse Description

A four pointed bronze star with the top point replaced by a crown with attached loop, crossed swords project between the points of the star and at the centre, within an oak wreath, a scroll wrapped around the swords reads AUG 1914 NOV; at the base of the wreath is a large G which encloses a V (King George V).

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