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Repro 1914-15 star

Postby Gary wales » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:45 pm

Hi, i bought a reproduction 14-15 star to replace my grandads long missing one. The one i recieved has Aug above the 1814-15 and Nov below it. It is different from the pics ive seen, which dont have these months on them.Was wondering if its a different version maybe? I tried to upload a pic but it didnt seem interested!
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Re: Repro 1914-15 star

Postby Jethro Tull » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:33 pm

Hi Gary

There are 2 different version of the star. The first is the 1914 star, sometimes called the Mons star, this one has the Aug and Nov above and below the date of 1914. The second is almost identical other than it does not have the Aug and Nov and the date is 1914-15 in the centre.

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Re: Repro 1914-15 star

Postby Gary wales » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:37 pm

Thanks for that. The medal i have has 1914-1915 , is that what you meant by the 1914 star?
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Re: Repro 1914-15 star

Postby Jethro Tull » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:20 pm

Hi Gary,

The medal you have there appears to be an amalgamation of the 2 types of star. You mention it is a repro one but unfortunately it looks like it is not of a specific type of star. The 1914 star would be dated as such and with the Aug and Nov as on your one. The 1914-15 star has the date like your one but then without the Aug and Nov on it.
Hope this is a little more clear. Who did your relative serve with? Have you got his service number etc?
Dan.
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Re: Repro 1914-15 star

Postby Gary wales » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:50 pm

Hi Dan. He's my grandpop. Royal Navy.
Albert Edward Wales Able seaman J223342.
In the roll of the great war he seems to have been involved in most battles! Though I cant find any evidence of the ships he was on in any of them! HMS Africa was the main one.
Thanks.
Gary.
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Re: Repro 1914-15 star

Postby Jethro Tull » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:33 pm

Gary,

If you have access to ancestry his records are on there. It lists all the ships or shore establishments he was attached to for the duration of his service. Also his medal rolls which indicate the medals he was entitled to. He was entitled to the 19141-15 star, which is the star with the date across the middle 1914-15 but no Aug and Nov above and below.
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Re: Repro 1914-15 star

Postby AdrianB38 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:06 pm

The two Stars compared http://www.northeastmedals.co.uk/britishguide/ww1_1914_15_star_compared.htm

1914 Star (with months) and criteria for issue - http://www.northeastmedals.co.uk/britishguide/ww1_1914_mons_star_wwi.htm.

1914-15 (no months) and criteria http://www.northeastmedals.co.uk/britishguide/ww1_1914_15_star.htm

The end date for the 1914 Star is meant to match the end of the First battle of Ypres.
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Re: Repro 1914-15 star

Postby Gary wales » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:04 pm

So it looks like i got a duff repro star. Luckily not the most expensive, which probably explains it!
I have actually got his original service record on that 'waxy' type paper with the original rusty pin holding it all together. My nan gave it to me fir safe keeping in the late 70's.
Thanks for the help, i'll be back soon with a brick wall to solve!
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