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1914-1915 Star WWI : Private Charles Frederick Taylor RAN Bridging Train

Date: 1914-1918
Dimensions:
Overall: 116 x 35 mm
Medium: Bronze, fabric
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Coins and medals
Object Name: Medal
Object No: 00050455
Related Place:United Kingdom, Australia,

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    1914-1915 Star medal awarded to Charles Frederick Taylor for service in Royal Australian Navy Bridging Train (RANBT) and ANZAC Provost Corps.

    The medal is a four pointed star of bright bronze, ensigned with a crown. The obverse has crossed gladius, overlaid with an oak wreath that is ensigned with the cypher of King George V. A scroll bearing the legend 1914-15 is centrally placed across the crossed blades. Inscribed on verso reads: '20 / DVR C.F. Taylor / R.A.N.B.T'.'

    The 1914–15 Star was authorised in 1918 and was awarded for service in specified theatres of war between 5 August 1914 and 31 December 1915. A recipient of the 1914 Star could not also be awarded the 1914–15 Star.

    This medal is part of a World War I trio to Charles Frederick Taylor for service in Royal Australian Navy Bridging Train (RANBT) and ANZAC Provost Corps; Taylor was deployed with the RANBT to Gallipoli and Suvla Bay, and to the Egyptian Theatre with the Provost Corps.
    HistoryThe Royal Australian Navy Bridging Train (RANBT) was an Australian military unit of World War I, composed of Royal Australian Naval Reservists who served in the Gallipoli Campaign. Despite often serving in close proximity with ANZAC Forces, the RANBT seldom operated in conjunction with them, usually supporting the British IX Corps. The Train was the most decorated RAN Unit of World War I, with more than 20 decorations awarded to its sailors for their work in Gallipoli and Palestine. During its five months of existence, the Train made two amphibious landings (Gallipoli and El Arish,) Lt Commander Bracegirdle was Mentioned in Dispatches three times and awarded the Distinguished Service Order; 16 others were also Mentioned in Dispatches; 25 sailors lost their lives.


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