1914-15 Star medal awarded to Pte. Stanley Frank Greves, service number 373, 6th Battalion, A.I.F., for service in World War I.
Private Greves was born in Chester, England, but was a resident of Brunswick, Victoria, when he joined on 18 August 1914. He served in the 2nd Field Ambulance and went to Gallipoli in April 1915. He was admitted to hospital in Malta with a serious gun shot would to his neck on 17 May 1915. He also spent time in a hospital in England and was later discharged in March 1916. He was still suffering from his injuries and synovitis as late as 1967. Records show Greves' widow Lillian Pauline Greves of St. Kilda applied for his Gallipoli Medallion.
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; '373 PTE. S.F. GREVES 6 BN. A.I.F.'.
Donation from Victorian Branch, Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL), Mrs J. Osborne, 24 Feb 1986
Obverse; '1914 - 15 / GV' (King George V). Reverse; '373 PTE. S.F. GREVES 6 BN. A.I.F.'.
Type of item
45 mm (Width), 62 mm (Height)
Height to top of suspension ring.
Star with loop and ribbon
References: [Link 1]
[Book] Joslin, E C., et al. 1988. British Battles and Medals., 227 Pages