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  1914 Star

Awarded to those who served in France or Belgium between 5th August 1914 and 22nd November 1914. Issued named with the recipient's name and details on the reverse. All recipients received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

A bar to the medal was sanctioned in October 1919 by King George V to signify hat the holder had been under fire in France or Belgium during this period.

378,000 issued, sometimes referred to as the Mons Star with reference to the first major action in 1914 by the British Expeditionary Force at Mons at the end of August 1914.

 

 

 

 

 
 

1914-15 Star

Awarded to those who served in France or Belgium between 5th August 1914 and 31st December 1915. Not issued to recipients of the 1914 Star. Issued named with the recipient's name and details on the reverse. All recipients received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Approximately 2,366,000 issued.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  The British War Medal

Instituted in 1919 to commemorate the end of the war and recognise the service of the recipient in it. The period of qualification was extended to 1920 to include those on service in Russia and on clearance operation.

6,500,000 silver medals issued.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  The  Victory Medal

Instituted in 1919 to commemorate the victory of the Allies over the Central Powers. Each ally issued a Victory Medal to their own nationals.

Approximately 5,725,000 British Victory Medals were issued. If the recipient was awarded a "Mentioned in Dispatches", and oak leaf was to be worn on the medal's ribbon,

 

 

 

 

 
  The Military Medal

Established in 1916 by King George V to meet the large requirement for medal's in the First World War.

Awarded to NCO's and men for individual or associated acts of bravery insufficient to warrant the issue of the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Awards were announced in the London Gazzette. As subsequent award was noted with the issue of a bar to the medal.

115,600 initial medals were awarded.

 

 

 

 

 

 
  The Distinguished Conduct Medal

Instituted on 4th December 1854 during the Crimean War as an award for bravery in action by NCO's and men.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Andrew Bailey, Ewhurst, Surrey
andy@ewhurstfallen.co.uk
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