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.
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; '6679 PTE C. REEVES LAN.FUS'.
Obverse; '1914 - 15 / GV' (King George V). Reverse; '6679 / PTE. C. REEVES. / LAN. FUS.'.
Type of item
43 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