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1914 Star

Enhance your collection with the 1914 Star, a remarkable bronze four-pointed star featuring crossed swords and a ribbon inscription. symbolising bravery and dedication, this artifact commemorates the heroic acts during the First World War. Read more..

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BN3210
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SKU:BN3210

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SKU:
BN3210

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Brand Group 1, Brand Group 2, Product Group 2, Product Group 3, Organisation,

Specifications

Brand Group 1:
Brands
Brand Group 2:
Medals of Australia
Product Group 2:
Medals
Product Group 3:
Replica Medals
Organisation:
Honours & Awards,Imperial

Description

The 1914 Star is a military campaign medal that was instituted in 1917 to commemorate the service of British and Imperial forces during the First World War. This medal was awarded to individuals who served in France or Belgium between 5 August and midnight on 22 November 1914, which was the period known as the "First Battle of Ypres".

This medal was not awarded with any clasps

To be eligible for the 1914 Star, personnel must have served on the establishment of a unit or formation in a theatre of war. Individuals who entered a theatre of war on duty after 22 November 1914 were not eligible for this medal. The 1914 Star could be awarded alone or with other campaign medals, such as the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Design

The design of the 1914 Star features a four-pointed star made of bronze. The obverse has a central design of crossed swords, overlayed with a ribbon with the inscription "AUG-NOV, 1914". The design is surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves, with the initials GV at the base of the wreath. The reverse of the medal is plain, traditionally engraved with the recipient's name and service number.

Ribbon

The ribbon of the 1914 Star has gradient vertical stripes of red, white, and blue.

The 1914 Star is a symbol of bravery and dedication of those who served during the early days of the First World War, and a recognition of their contribution to the war effort.

Unmounted Medals

If you order your medal unmounted, the medal and ribbon will be supplied as separate components. Miniature medals will be supplied with 15cm of ribbon and full size medals will be supplied with 30cm of ribbon.

1914 Star Full Size Court Mounted

The court mounting of medals involves securing medals to a stiff backing board, along with the placement of a brooch fitting on the board. This ensures that the medals remain firmly in place and do not shift or move about while being worn.

It is mandatory for active members of the Australian Defence Force to have their medals court mounted, as it is considered the appropriate method of presenting military honours in a professional and respectful manner. By doing so, the medals are given proper recognition and are displayed in a neat and organized fashion.

1914 Star Full Size Swing Mounted

The swing mounting of medals refers to the attachment of a medal to a ribbon that is allowed to hang freely from a brooch, which in turn is affixed to a uniform or clothing. This mounting style was commonly used for medals from the Boer War up to and including World War II, although there are no fixed guidelines or regulations regarding its use.

1914 Star Miniature Court Mounted

Miniature Court Mounted medals are mounted using the same method as Full size medals, yet they are typically worn to ceremonies were wearing full size medals would be impractical. These medals are commonly worn to all ceremonies that take place after 6 pm such as dinners.

1914 Star Miniature Swing Mounted

Miniature Swing Mounted medals are mounted using the same method as Full size medals, yet they are typically worn to ceremonies were wearing full size medals would be impractical. These medals are commonly worn to all ceremonies that take place after 6 pm such as dinners.

1914 Star Ribbon Bar

A ribbon bar is a small, rectangular display of ribbons worn on military uniforms to represent various honours and awards earned by the wearer. These ribbons are arranged in a specific order and are attached to a backing, which is then attached to the uniform. Ribbon bars are a compact and convenient way for military personnel to display their achievements and are often used in situations where a full-sized medal or award would be impractical.