Imperial (British) 1914-1915 Star: Sometimes called the Gallipoli Star, or the Gallipoli Medal in Australia and New Zealand due to the fact that in general only Gallipoli veterans were awarded the 1914-15 Star (Australia and New Zealand not mobilised in time to be awarded the medal in other areas of operations). Awarded for service on the establishment of a ship or unit in a theatre of war. Recipients of the 1914 Star could not be awarded the 1914-1915 Star.
Typical World War 1 Campaign Set for Australian and New Zealand Gallipoli veterans: Comprising the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal 1914-18 and the Victory Medal 1914-19. All three medals are precision court-mounted, ready to wear. After the First World War 1914-18, three medals were awarded to most of the Commonwealth service personnel that had served from 1914 or 1915. They were the British War Medal, the British Victory Medal and either the 1914 Star or the 1914-15 Star. The 1914-15 Star is high-quality injection moulded brass plated, the British War Medal is silver plated high-quality injection moulded and the Victory Medal is die-struck gilt-plated brass. All three are superb quality reproductions. The photos do not do these impeccable replicas justice.
Imperial 1914 ‘Mons’ Star: Awarded to AIF and Australian Volunteer Hospital staff. Differs from 1914-15 Star only in the centre scroll where one reads “1914” and the other “1914-15.” Great reproduction, injection moulded and plated in bright gold. Sometimes called the Mons Star.
The British War Medal 1914-18: The allied service medal for WW1. Awarded for sevice as follows: Navy: For 28 days mobilised service or to those who lost their lives in active operations before completing that period, between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. Army: Entry into a theatre of war on duty, or who left places of residence and rendered approved overseas service between 5 August 1914 and 11 November, 1918. Air Force: Entry into a theatre of war on duty, or who left places of residence and rendered approved overseas service between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. Mercantile Marine: At least six months service between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918.
Allied Victory Medal: Awarded for service as follows: Navy: Those who were mobilised and rendered approved service either at sea between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918 or on the establishment of a unit within a theatre of military operations. Army: Those who served on the establishment of a unit in a theatre of war. Air Force: Those who served on the establishment of a unit in a theatre of war outside the UK, served with an operational unit in the UK or overseas and had been actively engaged against the enemy, been employed in flying new aircraft to France or served on the complement of aircraft-carrying ships. A member Mentioned In Despatches for service during World War I wears a bronze oak leaf on the ribbon. Only one emblem is worn no matter how many times a member may have been ‘mentioned.’ Most replica Victory medals are spin cast pewter from old originals; missing detail. These are impeccable die-struck brass from original drawings.
We don’t ‘nickel and dime’ you by supplying scant, unusable riband lengths, or worse, making riband a hidden-in-the-fine-print optional extra – every medal comes with 250mm of riband (full size) and 150mm (miniature). Ample for a complete professional court mount.