Four-pointed faceted bronze star with crown and loop suspension; the face with crossed swords and a circular oak wreath imposed, a ribbon centrally bearing the dates ‘1914-15’, the royal cipher ‘GV’ (for King George V) below; the reverse plain, with the attribution ‘56849 / GNR. P. H. HAVILL, / R. G. A.’; age-toned, the face worn with some loss of detail; on replaced correct ribbon.
The Star was instituted in 1918 and awarded to those who had served in any theatre of war between 5 August 1914 and 31 December 1915 but had not already been awarded the 1914 Star. Gunner Philip H. Havill qualified for the Star in Egypt on 24 July 1915.
A recent note wth the medal states that Gunner Havill landed in Gallipoli on 24 June 1915. Whilst some Royal Garrison Artillery detachments did land there on this date, this seems at odds with the date of qualification for the Star on his Medal Index Card. The note also states he was discharged on 24 January 1919. He was also entitled to the British War Medal 1914-1920 and the Inter-Allied Victory Medal.
Sold with a copy of his Medal Index Card.