1914-1915 Star


1914-1915 Star

Established in December 1918.

Physical Description - The decoration consists of a lacquered bronze star, the uppermost ray of the star taking the form of the imperial crown. Resting on the face of the star is a pair of crossed swords, and, on them, is a circular oak wreath. A scroll winds around the swords : it is inscribed with the date "1914-15" The ribbon is red merging into white and then into blue.

It is very similar to the 1914 Star but it was issued to a much wider range of recipients. Broadly speaking it was awarded to all who served in any theatre of war against Germany between 5th August 1914 and 31st December 1915, except those eligible for the 1914 Star. Similarly, those who received the Africa General Service Medal or the Sudan 1910 Medal were not eligible for the award.

Like the 1914 Star, the 1914-15 Star was not awarded alone. The recipient had to have received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

The reverse is plain with the recipient's service number, rank, name and unit impressed on it.

2,078,183 1914-15 Stars were issued.

The following local people received the 1914-1915 Star.

Aldous
Thomas Edward  b. 1890
William  b. 1890, d. 1917
Arbon
Russell George  b. 1888, d. 1915
Barker
William Martin  b. 1894, d. 1915
Bowman
Henry  b. between 1876 and 1878, d. before 1948
Cook
Nathaniel Augustus  b. 1892, d. 1916
Noah Stanley  b. 1888, d. 1918
Craske
Edmund Charles  b. 1892, d. 1917
Curtis
Frederick Robert Sidney  b. 1897, d. 1918
Stanley John  b. 1896, d. 1915
Eade
Basil Stanley  b. 1894, d. 1918
Gillings
George Edward  b. 1886, d. 1918
Gooding
Leonard Elworthy  b. 1895, d. 1959
Goodwin
Frederick George  b. between 1895 and 1897, d. 1916
Goward
Frederick Ernest Albert  b. 1888, d. 1916
Green
William  b. between 1888 and 1890, d. 1917
Marsh
John William  b. 1879, d. 1917
Miller
Bertie  b. 1891, d. 1917
Herbert Ernest  b. 1896, d. 1916
Offord
Arthur William  b. 1888, d. 1915
Paddock
William Francis  b. 1894, d. 1917
Rosier
Ernest  b. between 1883 and 1885, d. 1916
Snell
Reginald Frederick  b. 1893, d. 1915
Worledge
Frederick  b. between 1879 and 1881