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The 1914 Star

The 1914 (Mons) Star was awarded to officers and men of the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces who served in France or Belgium between 5 August and midnight of 22–23 November 1914.

1914 Star

The 1914-15 Star

The 1914–15 Star was instituted in December 1918 and was awarded to officers and men of British and Imperial forces who served against the Central European Powers in any theatre of the Great War between 5 August 1914 and 31 December 1915.

1914-15 Star

The British War Medal


The British War Medal was a campaign medal which was awarded to officers and men of British and Imperial forces for service in the First World War. Two versions of the medal were produced. About 6.5 million were struck in silver and 110,000 were struck in bronze, the latter for award to Chinese, Maltese and Indian Labour Corps.

British War Medal

The Victory Medal


The Victory Medal was a campaign medal issued to all those who received the 1914 Star or the 1914–15 Star, and to most of those who were awarded the British War Medal. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.

Victory Medal

The Territorial War Medal

The Territorial War Medal was awarded was a campaign medal awarded to members of the British Territorial Force and Territorial Force Nursing Services who served overseas in World War I; it is the rarest of the five British Great War medals. Read more below for details of the criteria for the award


NNWFHS Area Recipients of the Territorial War Medal

The Silver War Badge

The Silver War Badge was issued to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the "Discharge Badge", the "Wound Badge" or "Services Rendered Badge", was first issued in September 1916.

Silver War Badge

NNWFHS Area Recipients of the Silver War Badge

The Memorial Plaque

The Memorial Plaque was issued after the First World War to the next-of-kin of all British and Empire service personnel who were killed as a result of the war. The plaques were made of bronze, and hence popularly known as the "Dead Man’s Penny". In all 1,355,000 plaques were issued, which used a total of 450 tonnes of bronze.

Memorial Plaque

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