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Mapleneck

Hi, can anyone shed light on the red star medal second from left. It looks very like a Yugoslav Partisan Star 1st Class (gold wreath) but I am not familiar with the award in this form with ribbon. It comes from a large collection awarded to a French soldier of WW1, who, from 1922, served for 39 years in the French diplomatic service. Many thanks for any replies. Roger

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EDWARD1

Ribbon for the Wounded. Adopted in 1916for those wounded in the Great War or invalided through wounds or illness  in service.. A red enamelled five pointed star is worn in the centre of the ribbon.No medal was awarded but recipients could  purchase an unofficial medal as per above with the same ribbon.

Eddie

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Mapleneck

Thank you. I’ve learned something new! Makes sense as I now understand the ribbon was also awarded to POWs. Have paperwork from German POW camp relating to recipient.

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BullerTurner

What's the medal at the end?  The one with the EIIR head?  

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BullerTurner

Stand down!!  It is of course the RVM but awarded to a foreigner!  The white stripe distinguishing it from British awards.  Every day is a school day...

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