1914-15 Star medal awarded to Revd. Ormonde Winstanlay Birch, Chaplain Eccl. Establishment, for service in World War I.
Sergeant Birch, service number 1491, was in the 5th (Mounted Rifles) Contingent that served in the Boer War.
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; 'REVD. O.W. BIRCH. CHAPLAIN INDIAN ECCL. ESTABLISHMENT.'.
Donation from Mrs O. W. Birch, Apr 1971
Obverse; '1914 - 15 / GV' (King George V). Reverse; 'REVD. O. W. BIRCH, CHAPLAIN INDIAN ECCL. ESTABLISHMENT'.
Type of item
43 mm (Width), 62 mm (Height)
Height to top of suspension ring.
Star with loop and ribbon