1914-15 Star medal awarded to Pte C. Reeves, service number 6679, Lan. Fus. (Lancashire Fusiliers) for service in World War I.

Private Reeves was born in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lanes, e. Ashton-Under-Lyne, r. Droylesden, Lanes, 6679 (note number) in England, Great Britain. He was killed in action in France or Flanders on 15 December 1916.

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.

Physical Description

Bronze four point star medal 'ensigned' by a crown. Ribbon is striped in the three colours of the Empire which are shaded and watered.

Obverse Description

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).

Reverse Description

Stamped; '6679 PTE C. REEVES LAN.FUS'.

Edge Description


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