1914-15 Star medal awarded to Clifford Henry Nowell, Able Seaman, service number 1586 of the Royal Australian Navy.
Nowell was born on 15 March 1894 at Camperdown, Victoria. He joined the Navy on 15 April 1912 and was discharged seven years later on 19 July 1919.
The 1914-15 Star was authorised in 1918 to be awarded to those who saw service between 5 August 1914 and 31 December 1915 (excluding those who were eligible for the 1914 Star) - 2,350,000 were issued.
Bronze four point star medal 'ensigned' by a crown. Ribbon is striped in the three colours of the Empire which are shaded and watered.
Four pointed star with the top point replaced by a crown with attached loop and ribbon, crossed swords project between the points of the star and at the centre, within an oak wreath, a scroll crossing the swords reads '1914-15'; at the base of the wreath is a large 'G' which encloses a 'V' (King George V).
Stamped; 'O.N. 1586 C.H. NOWELL. A.B.'.
Obverse; '1914 - 15 / GV' (King George V). Reverse; '12 CPL. W.E. GREEN. 1 / L.H. RGT. A.I.F.'.
Type of item
45 mm (Width), 62 mm (Height)
height to top of support ring.
Star with loop and ribbon
References: [Link 1]
[Book] Joslin, E C., et al. 1988. British Battles and Medals., 227 Pages
[Book] Winzenried, A. P. 1991. Green Grows Our Garden: a Centenary History of Horticultural Education at Burnley.