1914 / 15 Star:
|Authorised in 1918, the
1914/15 Star was awarded to those
individuals who saw service in France and
Flanders from the 23rd November 1914 to 31st
December 1915, and to those individuals who
saw service in any other operational theatre
from 5th August 1914 to 31st December 1915.
2,078,183 were issued.
The combination of a Star, Victory Medal and War Medal was fairly commonplace (more than 2.5m trios were issued). This combination earned for itself the nickname, "Pip, Squeak and Wilfred" from the characters that appeared in a comic strip which first appeared in the "DAILY MIRROR" newspaper on the 12th of May 1919, about the same time as the medals were being issued.
The 1914/15 was nicknamed "PIP". The 1914-15 Star is worth between £25 to £55. A 1914-15 Star Trio is valued from £55.
The medal shown is that of Private 7573 E. J. Barnes of the 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment.