The 1914 Star
AKA "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 between the appropriate dates.
(click on the image of the bars below for more details)
Personnel entitled to a 1914 or
1914-15 Star would automatically qualify for the
British War Medal 1914 - 1920, and the Victory Medal 1914 -1919.
Description: 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 apart for the recipients details.
Ribbon: red white and blue, shaded and watered.
Naming: impressed in sans- serif capitals (note R.N.D. medals
are in large serif capitals) see below.
see also: 1914 star and 1914 - 1915 Star comparison
Medals of the Regiments for qualification by regiment for
Infantry and Cavalry units.