1914 Star

The 1914 Star (sometimes known as the 'Mons Star') was a British campaign medal first authorised in 1917. It was awarded to all military personnel - including medical staff - who saw service in Belgium and France between 5 August and 22 November 1914. In October 1919, it was announced that those who had served 'under enemy fire' during this period were also to be issued a clasp in recognition of their deeds. A total of 365,622 1914 Stars and 145,000 Star clasps were awarded.
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