Star, three pointed, the fourth and topmost point being replaced by a crown surmounted by an integral ring for suspension. Across the star's face are two crossed swords whose points and hilts protrude between the star points. In the centre, ornamentally folded around the crossed sword blades, a scroll bearing text, 'AUG' and '1914' and 'NOV' On the face a circular wreath and at its base a GV cipher. The ribbon is red, white and blue in shaded and watered silk. The clasp, when awarded, is a rectangle with four small corner-holes enabling it to be sewn on to the ribbon. The text on the clasp, when awarded, is '5th AUG.-22nd NOV. 1914'. This 1914 Star is named to the recipient as follows: 'L.10/1523. A.W.BUCKLE, P.O. R.N.V.R. DRAKE. BTTN. RND.'
(Component parts: medal and ribbon)
1914 Star awarded to Petty Officer Archibald Walter Buckle who was serving in the Drake Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, when he qualified for the award of this medal.
First World War campaign medal awarded to (L.10/1523.) Petty Officer A W Buckle, Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Division. For outline biographical details see OMD 4083.
The 1914 Star was authorised in April 1917 to be awarded to those who served in France or Belgium on the strength of a unit, or service, in either of those two countries between 5 August and midnight on 22/23 November 1914. In October 1919, the King sanctioned the award of a clasp to this Star to all who had been under fire in France or Belgium during, or between, 5 August and 22/23 November 1914.