1914 Star and Clasp

Awarded to all those who served in France and Belgium between 5th August 1914 – 22 November 1914. The majority of the 400,000 recipients of the star were officers and men of the pre-war army.

Clasp – In 1919, King George V authorized a clasp (dated 5th Aug – 22nd Nov 1914) for all those who had actually been under fire during that period. The clasp had to be claimed.

The recipient’s details were impressed on the reverse of the medal.

Description courtesy of the MEDAL YEARBOOK. Image by John Davis © South Gloucestershire Council.

Ernest Richard Payne