1914 Star Medal (Miniature) issued for service in World War I.

This medal was sanctioned in October 1919 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'.

Obverse Description

A four pointed 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). The ribbon bears the bar: 5TH AUG. 22ND. NOV. 1914 (modified so that attached by copper bar around back of ribbon).

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