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British War Decorations - WWI

 

British War Decorations:

 

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1. The Chicago Daily News War Book for American Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Copyrighted 1918 by The Chicago Daily News Company. Chicago, IL. (http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~worldwarone/WWI/Medals/index.html)

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Well,i have never seen or heard of the "First 100,000" medal?

 

I could not find it in my references.

 

I wonder if this supposed to be the 1914 Star with the Mons Bar ?

 

Regards,Martin.

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Thanks Bart for posting this and Like Martin I have not heard of the "first 100,000" medal and it is not in any of the books I have that list all British military medals.

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With hindsight, the first 100,000 medal is probably referring to the 1914 Star medal as Martin posted.

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I  think  this  is  right  Jerry.  The  first  100,000 must  relate  to  the  pre  war  professional  British  Army sent over  the  France  and  Belgium in  August  1914.

 

Jim

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I  think  this  is  right  Jerry.  The  first  100,000 must  relate  to  the  pre  war  professional  British  Army sent over  the  France  and  Belgium in  August  1914.

 

Jim

 

Now the article is dated 1918 and a later 1914-1915 Star was produced.but i have to agree here that i think that i think this illustration is in reference to the "Old Contemptibles" and the 1914 Star,although the "Mons Bar" is not included in the illustration?

 

Regards,Martin.

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Martin,

 

That  bar is  for me one of  the most  important  British  items  from  the  Great  War. Those men  were  absolutely  amazing in  my opinion and  to  have been  awarded  one  must  have  led  to  immense  pride!!

 

Jim

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There is a slider example of the bar for sale on one of the dealers sites I frequent, very tempting, though obviously impossible to put a name to it.

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https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/first-world-war-service-medals

My 1914 Star (Mons Star) with bar - for service in France or Belgium between 5 August & 22 November 1914

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My 1914-15 Star - for service in any theatre of WW1 against the Central European Powers during 1914 and 1915

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