The France and Germany Star

Object number

LDVAL 2009.1.4

Date

Before 1945 – After 1939

Description

The France and Germany Star medal and ribbon. The Star was awarded for one or more days’ service in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands or Germany between 1944-1945.
Awarded to Mr G. Hagon of Alibon Road Dagenham Essex, born 29th November 1903 and died 1970. Mr Hagon worked at the docks and lived in Canning Town, he later moved to Dagenham when his house was bombed. Mr Hagon fought under an unknown infantry and then went onto be involved with Reme Recovery. His bases included the desert, Italy and then finally Germany.

Physical description

This bronze six-pointed star has a circular centre with the GRI/VI monogram, surmounted by the Royal crown, and inscribed 'The France and Germany Star'. The ribbon is in the colours of the Union Flag, also symbolising those of France and the Netherlands, a central red stripe flanked by white and blue stripes of equal width.

Condition

Good

Type

Medal

Size

Medal height: 44mm
Medal width: 38mm
Ribbon length: 145mm
Ribbon width: 31mm

Material

Medal: Bronze
Ribbon: Cotton

Collection type

Social history

Inscription

Typescript Cast Obverse: GRJ/VI/The France and Germany Star

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1517 (2010-01-08)

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Metadata
Start dateBefore 1945
End dateAfter 1939
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeMedal
Material
Bronze
Cotton
Collection typeSocial history