1914-15 Star awarded to Private John Adrian Evans, service number 3736, 6th Battalion, A.I.F., for service in World War I.

Private Evans embarked from Melbourne on 23 November 1915 on HMAT Ceramic. Awarded the Military Medal (noted in London Gazette 8 February 1918 = Australian Gazette 27 June 1918) he was recommended for the Belgian Decoration Militaire on 30 June 1917.

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; '3736 PTE. J.A. EVANS. 6. BN. A.I.F.'.

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