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Date Instituted

1918

Campaign

First World War 1914-1918

Obverse

Four pointed star with the top point being hidden by a crown,  with scroll in the centre with the year `1914-15’ in the centre surrounded by a laurel wreath with the ‘GV` at the bottom and two crossed swords in the background.

Reverse

Plain except for naming of recipient`s details

Size

50mm high and 45mm wide

Metal:

Bronze

Naming

Block capital letters in 3 lines on the reverse in either small or square sans serif capitals.

Approx. Medals issued

2,366,000 of these 283,500 to Royal Navy and 71,500 to Canadian troops.

Comments

Those who enlisted after the introduction of conscription (1916) would not qualify for the medal. This Star is always accompanied by the British War Medal 1914-20 and Victory Medal 1914-19.

1914-15 STAR