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Medals, A Great War 51962 GNR/R.G.A Pair, Awarded to W. Poole, 1914-1918 AD, Campaign Medal-Star 1914-15, Bronze, engraved at the back "51962 GNR W. POOLE. R.G.A", without ribbon, Victory Medal, Bronze, engraved on the edge "51962 GNR W. POOLE. R.A", without ribbon, 25.50g, 27.63g, 43.93mm, 36.3mm, (MYB 2007 # 167 & 170), about very fine, Very Rare.
The Star was awarded to all soldiers who fought in the early years of the war on all the fronts around the world. Issued in 1917 and subsequently mailed out, a large number of the recipients had either been killed or demobilized. The medals stayed with the family for a century before entering the market, which explains the pristine state of the medals.