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Medal - Star 1914, Great Britain, Corporal F.W. Wise, 1917 Reg. No: NU 36183
- 1914 Star Medal issued to Cpl. F.W. Wise, service number 8215, 1 / SOM: L.I. (1st Somerset Light Infantry) for service in World War I.
This medal was sanctioned in October 1919 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'.
- 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 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:||8215 L. CPL. F.W.WISE 1 / SOM: L.I.|
|Inscriptions:||AUG 1914 NOV
8215 L. CPL. F.W.WISE 1 SOM: L.I.
|Shape:||Star with loop and ribbon|
|Issued By:||England, Great Britain, 1917|
|Artist:||William Blakemore, England, Great Britain, 1917|
|Awarded To:||Corporal F. Wise, England, Great Britain, 1917
8215 L-Cpl F.W. Wise, 1st Somerset Light Infantry