Historical information

WW1 Served in Gallipoli & France
WW2 Militia
The 1914 Star

This bronze medal award was authorized by King George V in April 1917 for those who had served in France or Belgium between 5th August 1914 to midnight on 22nd November 1914 inclusive.
The reverse is plain with the recipient's service number, rank, name and unit impressed on it.
It should be remembered that recipients of this medal were responsible for assisting the French to hold back the German army while new recruits could be trained and equipped. Collectively, they fully deserve a great deal of honour for their part in the first sixteen weeks of the Great War.
There were approximately 378,000 1914 Stars issued.
The British War Medal, 1914-18
The silver or bronze medal was awarded to officers and men of the British and Imperial Forces who either entered a theatre of war or entered service overseas between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918 inclusive
Approximately 6.5 million British War Medals were issued. Approximately 6.4 million of these were the silver versions of this medal. The recipient's service number, rank, name and unit was impressed on the rim.
The Allied Victory Medal

Approximately 5.7 million victory medals were issued.
The recipient's service number, rank, name and unit was impressed on the rim.

The 1939-45 Star
Awarded for service as follows:
• Army - awarded for six months service in an operational command during the period 3 September 1939 to 2 September 1945.

The War Medal 1939-45
Awarded to members who served full-time in operational or non-operational service between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945.

Inscriptions & markings

Clarke SN 1703 8 Btn AIF