1914 Star medal awarded to Pte. W Bradford, service number 9206, 2 / High:L.I., (2nd Highland Light Infantry) for service in World War I.
This medal was approved in 1917 to be awarded to those who had served in France or Belgium between 5 August 1914 and midnight 22-23 November 1914. Those who had been under fire received a bar bearing these dates. These included those who took part in the retreat from Mons, which has led to this medal being given the nick-name the 'Mons Star'.
A similar medal, the 1914-15 Star, was also more commonly issued, but no service person could receive both awards.
A four pointed bronze star with the top point replaced by a crown with attached loop, crossed swords project between the points of the star and at the centre, within an oak wreath, a scroll wrapped around the swords reads AUG 1914 NOV; at the base of the wreath is a large G which encloses a V (King George V).
9206 PTE. W. BRADFORD. 2 / HIGH:L.I.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
AUG 1914 NOV G V (King George V) 9206 PTE. W. BRADFORD. 2 / HIGH:L.I.
Type of item
43 mm (Width), 62 mm (Height)
Height to top of suspension ring
Star with loop and ribbon
[Book] Joslin, E C., et al. 1988. British Battles and Medals., 226 Pages