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WW1 Silver Star

Postby ColleenT » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:50 pm

My relative was invalided out of the war and awarded a Silver Star. There is a 15 written alongside the award on his Medal Card. What does this mean? He died in 1918.
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Re: WW1 Silver Star

Postby phsvm » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:20 pm

http://www.greatwar.co.uk/medals/ww1-ca ... ctorymedal

You should find all the explainations you need here.
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Re: WW1 Silver Star

Postby g w aldous » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:30 pm

you are probably getting muddled, he would have been awarded a silver wound badge, and /or a 14 star, 14/15 star, 14/18 star, british war medal and victory medal.
the 14/18 star, BWM & Victory are pip squeak & wilfred.
the 14 or 14/15 stars were only awarded if he served between certain dates.
the Silver wound badge is a round silver brooch with for king and empire services rendered around the royal cypher for king george GRI.
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Re: WW1 Silver Star

Postby ColleenT » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:34 pm

phsvm,

It doesn't really say anything about something written by hand on the Medal Card.
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Re: WW1 Silver Star

Postby ColleenT » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:38 pm

g w aldous,

I have no doubt I am completely muddled! I don't know when he enlisted but I know he was sent home and died of heart disease in 1918.
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Re: WW1 Silver Star

Postby phsvm » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:47 pm

Others here will know this better than I do and without seeing the medal card I can't be sure but I think the 15 you're referring to means he was awarded the 14/15 star which he could only have received if he'd been on active service in 1915.
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Re: WW1 Silver Star

Postby ColleenT » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:59 pm

phsvm

I think that must be it. I haven't seen the medal and his records seem not to have survived. Information on his medal card is sparse.

Thank you for your interest.
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