medal; "1914 Star"

Production date
1917
Description
A four-pointed star in bright bronze with crossed short-swords, an oak wreath and a ribbon bearing the words "AUG 1914 NOV" along with the cipher GV. The upper point of the star is covered by a crown from which a plain ring is threaded around the ribbon. The reverse is plain and is stamped "9484/ PTE J.GORMAN/ S. GDS."
The ribbon is red, white and blue, shaded and watered. It has a single bar in the same metal with the inscription "5th AUG.-22nd NOV. 1941" on a frosted ground. It is sewn onto the ribbon using four small holes at the corners. There are also two small silver roses.
The medal is placed in a homemade display case/box.

The 1914 star was issue to British Forces who served in France or Belgium from 05 August 1914 to midnight 22 Nov 1914. It is sometimes called the Mons Star.
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Object detail

Department
Production date
1917
Signature & date
reverse:stamping:"9484/ PTE J.GORMAN/ S. GDS."
obverse: stamping:"AUG 1914 NOV"
bar:moulding:"5th AUG.-22nd NOV. 1941"
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Measurement type, part and reading
Dimensions:0 - Whole:L 11.2cm (L 4 7/16")
Dimensions:ribbon:W 3.2cm (W 1 1/4")
Accession number
2006-001-004

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