The 1914–15 Star was authorised in 1918 and was awarded for service in specified theatres of war between 5 August 1914 and 31 December 1915. A recipient of the 1914 Star could not also be awarded the 1914–15 Star. The medal is accompanied by its original box.
The Holgate medals were the first war medals held by BCC archives. They have historical and social significance for the College.
The 1914-15 Star is a four pointed star of bright bronze, ensigned with a crown. The obverse has crossed gladius, overlaid with an oak wreath that is ensigned with the cypher of King George V. A scroll bearing the legend 1914-15 is centrally placed across the crossed blades. The 1914-15 Star ribbon has the red white and blue colours of the Empire, in shaded and watered stripes. The medal is accompanied by its original box.
Inscriptions & markings
Engraved on a scroll in the centre of the medal front: '1914-15'
The oak wreath is ensigned with the cypher of King George V.
The back of the medal is engraved: '3193 / Pte E. S. HOLGATE / 6/F AMB. A.I.F.
The box lid is inscribed: 'AMC/13 / 3193 / Pte. E. S. Holgate / 6/F.Amb,A.I.F. / 9350/Decd.'