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Medal - Star 1914, Great Britain, Private W. Bradford, 1917 Reg. No: NU 36956
- 1914 Star medal awarded to Pte. W Bradford, service number 9206, 2 / High:L.I., (2nd Highland Light Infantry) for service in World War I.
This medal was approved in 1917 to be awarded to those who had served in France or Belgium between 5 August 1914 and midnight 22-23 November 1914. Those who had been under fire received a bar bearing these dates. These included those who took part in the retreat from Mons, which has led to this medal being given the nick-name the 'Mons Star'.
A similar medal, the 1914-15 Star, was also more commonly issued, but no service person could receive both awards.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||62 mm (Height), 43 mm (Width)|
|Dimension Comment:||Height to top of suspension ring|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, mons star medal|
|Themes this item is part of:||Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Military Campaigns|
|Tertiary Classification:||army campaigns|
|Obverse Description:||A four pointed bronze star with the top point replaced by a crown with attached loop, crossed swords project between the points of the star and at the centre, within an oak wreath, a scroll wrapped around the swords reads AUG 1914 NOV; at the base of the wreath is a large G which encloses a V (King George V).|
|Reverse Description:||9206 PTE. W. BRADFORD. 2 / HIGH:L.I.|
|Inscriptions:||AUG 1914 NOV
G V (King George V)
9206 PTE. W. BRADFORD. 2 / HIGH:L.I.
|Shape:||Star with loop and ribbon|
|Issued By:||England, Great Britain, 1917|
|Artist:||William Blakemore, England, Great Britain, 1917|
|Awarded To:||Private W. Bradford, England, Great Britain, 1917
9206 Pte W. Bradford,