World War 1 Set
Two versions on the Star were issued. The first being the 1914 star which was issued to the British Expeditionary Force and their immediate reinforcements. 400,000 of these stars were issued, approximately 300 were issued with a 'MONS Bar' for soldiers who came under fire between 5 August and 22 November. The second and most common star was the 1914-15 Star. Very similar to the 1914 Star but issued to a much wider range of recipients. Some 2,350,000 were awarded.
A soldier mentioned in despatches (MID) is one mentioned in a report written by a superior officer for gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy. Any such 'MID' would be denoted by the award of a bronze Oak Leaf which would be attached to the medal.