Riband bar faced with three medal ribbons of the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal awarded to Pte. Stanley Frank Greves, service number 373, 6th Battalion, A.I.F.

Private Greves was born in Chester, England. His father resided at 1 Dorothy St, Brunswick. Greves joined on 8 August 1914, and served in the 2nd Field Ambulance. He went to Gallipoli in April 1915 and was admitted to hospital in Malta with a serious gun shot would to neck on 17 May 1915. He was hospitalised in England and later discharged in March 1916. He was wounded again and suffered from synovitis. In 1967, Private Greves widow, Lillian Pauline Greves of 1/28 Chapel St, St Kilda, applied for the Gallipoli Medallion.

Riband bars are small sections of the coloured ribbon from which individual medals are mounted or suspended. (Each medal is presented with its own distinctive ribbon.) The ribbon sections of a riband bar are lined up next to each other and usually fixed to a pin so they can be worn like a badge wiith everyday uniform where medals are not required.

Physical Description

Strip badge (10 mm high) faced with sections of three medal ribbons. There is a pin attached to the back. The first ribbon section represents the 1914-15 Star ribbon. It has shaded red, white and blue vertical stripes representing the British Empire. The second ribbon section is the British Medal ribbon that has a vertical, centrally positioned wide orange stripe flanked on either side by two white stripes, flanked by two black stripes, flanked by two blue stripes on the outside edges. The third ribbon section is the Victory medal ribbon that has colourful vertical stripes similar to a rainbow. A vertical, centrally positioned wide red stripe is flanked on either side by two shaded yellow stripes, flanked by two shaded green stripes, then two shaded blue stripes and finally two shaded violet stripes on the outside edges.

Obverse Description

Ribbon bar with multi-colour ribbons.

Reverse Description

Card base wrapped with multi-colour ribbon and metal pin, Ribbon edges have been hand stitched together.

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