Granted in 1917 and often called the Mons Star it was awarded to all who actually served in France or Belgium on the establishment of a unit between 5th August 1914 and midnight on 22-23 November 1914. Approximately 380,000 1914 Stars were issued.
Members of the RM, RN, RNR or RNVR who served ashore qualified but not those serving afloat.
On 19th October 1919 the King announced the award of a clasp with the dates 5th Aug-22nd Nov 1914 to those that had actually served under fire between those dates.
For full details on qualification, download the leaflet on World War One Medals from our information section:-
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