The 1939-1945 Star

Object number

LDVAL 2009.1.5


Before 1945 – After 1939


The 1939 0 1945 Star medal and ribbon. This medal was awarded for any period of operational service overseas between 3 Sep 1939 and 8 May 1945 (2 Sep 1945 in the Far East). The criteria are 180 days’ service between these dates.
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

Bronze six-pointed faceted star with lateral loop for ribbon suspension; the face with the crowned cipher of King and Emperor George VI centrally within a stippled ring inscribed ‘THE 1939 - 1945 STAR’; the reverse plain. The ribbon has equal stripes of dark blue, to represent the service of the Royal and Merchant Navies, red, to represent that of the Armies and light blue to represent that of Air Forces. Worn with the dark blue stripe furthest from the left shoulder.






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


Medal: Bronze
Ribbon: Cotton

Collection type

Social history


Typescript Cast Obverse Centre: GRJ/VI/The 1939-1945 Star

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1517 (2010-01-08)

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Start dateBefore 1945
End dateAfter 1939
InstitutionValence House Museum
Collection typeSocial history