1914–15 Star – established in 1918 to reward those who served between August 5, 1914 and December 31, 1915 at the military theaters of the First World War.
The medal was awarded in bulk and issued in 2,366,000 copies, including 283,500 pieces for the Royal Navy and 71,500 for Canadian forces. The star was awarded to employees in France, Italy, Thessaloniki, East and West Africa, the Dardanelles, on the Indian border, etc. Those who died of wounds also were awarded with it.
The medal is made of bronze. Height 50 mm (with eye) 62 mm (with ring), width 44 mm.
Obverse of the Star 1914-15
A four-rayed star crowned with a royal crown, between the rays of which crossed swords point upwards, at the intersection of which there is a ribbon with the inscription: 1914-15; on top of the swords an oak wreath is placed, at the bottom of which is the monogram of George V – “G V”.
Reverse Stars 1914-15
Smooth, the name of the awarded was indicated on it. The inscriptions are embossed in three lines in capital letters: number, title, name and troop of the awarded.
The ribbon “Star 1914-15” is red-white-blue (the background of the colors of the Entente countries) with smooth transitions of colors.