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Medal Card 1914


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Hello Everyone,

Reading a medal card for a Frank Taylor from the 1st Kings Liverpool Regiment. Under action taken it says Clasp/2/2643. I was wondering what this meant.

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This refers to eligibility for the "5th Aug - 22nd Nov 1914" clasp for the 1914 Star. It was awarded to those who had operated within range of enemy mobile artillery during that period.

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Clasp to the 1914 Star

A bar clasp inscribed "5 Aug. to 22 Nov. 1914" was given to all those who qualified for the 1914 Star and who served under fire. Since the same ribbon is used with the 1914-15 Star, holders of the 1914 Star were permitted to wear a small silver rosette on their ribbon when the decoration itself is not worn. On the medal index cards this is usually noted as the "Clasp and Roses" or "C&R" .It was necessary to apply for the issue of the clasp. The Long, Long Trail.

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....so the ref.2/2643 is the Roll/List from which the clasp and roses were issued.

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