1914-15 Star medal awarded to Gen. Sir Edmund Francis Herring for service in World War I. When awarded this medal he was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery.

Part of a group of 17 mounted medals that Herring was awarded over his career the 1914-15 star medal is positioned third from the left.
The DSO, MC, 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal 1914-1918, Victory Medal with mentioned on despatches of oak leaf (missing on this set) 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Australian War Service Medal 1939-45, King George V Jubilee Medal, Elizabeth II Coronation Medal, Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal, Efficiency Decoration, The War Cross 1940 - Greece, Distinguished Service Cross (Army) U.S.A.

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 or 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; '2 LIEUT E.F. HERRING R.F.A'.

Edge Description


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