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.
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; '2 LIEUT E.F. HERRING R.F.A'.
Donation from General Edmund (Ned) F. Herring, Dame Mary R. Herring, Dr Mary C. Longfield, by May 1988
Obverse; '1914 - 15 / GV' (King George V). Reverse; '2 LIEUT E.F. HERRING R.F.A.'.
Type of item
250 mm (Width), 100 mm (Height)
Part of mounted group dimension of group given.
[Book] Joslin, E C., et al. 1988. British Battles and Medals., 227 Pages