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Medal - Star 1914, Great Britain, Corporal F.W. Wise, 1917 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 36183

Summary:
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
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 62 mm (Height), 43 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Height to top of suspension ring

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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
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military Campaigns
Tertiary Classification: army campaigns
DateEra: 1917 AD
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
G V
8215 L. CPL. F.W.WISE 1 SOM: L.I.
Shape: Star with loop and ribbon
Material: Bronze
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
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], B Simpkin - Spink & Sons Ltd., A Litherland - Spink & Sons Ltd., E Joslin - Spink & Sons Ltd., British Battles and Medals, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1988, 226 Pages

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