Original medal to the LONDON RIFLES. One of a probable trio to the same guy,the other two which are missing would be the BRITISH WAR MEDAL and VICTORY MEDAL.
I just compared it with my original 1914-15 star. IMO, it's a fake. The thickness doesn't match up with the way mine is, the engraving on the back doesn't look right, and unless it's a trick on the eyes, the medal looks like it's bent, almost like it was made out of a cheaper quality type metal. I could be wrong, but that's just my opinion on it.
I've got them, except they where my grandads uncles and are stamped South Wales borderers. Thanks I was concerned by the fact it appears to be pitted in places but I guess this is just a flaw in the manufacturing or the award showing its age? Thanks though I feel relieved lol!
Oh it is slightly curved but not by much....
You will often find that WW1 stars are marked up to a different regiment to the other two medals in the group as soldiers were transfered from one unit to another due to either returning to duty from being wounded and their previous unit had been made up to full strenth or the complete opposite,their unit was so badly decimated in action that the remnants were re-deployed to strenthen another regiment.
Ok so far 1 real 1 fake.......don't know wether to write it off or keep it on......
His medal card
So nothing next to star, guess its fake thanks guys appreciate it