BRITISH 1914 STAR MEDAL
The Mons Star. Authorized in April 1917 for award to those that served with the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces in France or Belgium on the establishment of a unit between 5th August 1914 and midnight on 22/23 November 1914. Naval personnel who served ashore were included. A bar was announced in 1919 for those who had actually came under fire. Personnel entitled to a 1914 star would automatically qualify for the British War Medal 1914-20, and the Victory Medal 1914 -1919.
This is a bronze four pointed star design, 62mm high, 44.5 mm wide. Obverse; the upper point is replaced with a crown and solid fixed suspension ring. Two crossed short swords are positioned between the arms of the star and a scroll bearing AUG 1914 NOV passes around the centre of the swords. The central area is surrounded by an oak wealth bearing a GV monogram at 6 o'clock.
Reverse: plain Ribbon: red white and blue, shaded and watered.