1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal possibly for Curry, G Corps: Royal Engineers Rank: Second Lieutenant? there are several G.Curry's listed on the national archives so unsure of the exact history.
Minature Dress Medals and
Medal Ribbons for all three medals
Stored in a Vintage Players Navy Cut Cigarettes Tin Metal Hinged Box "Medium" 50
Reverse of Star and Rims of others reads: M.5019
History of the Medals
Pip, Squeak and Wilfred are the affectionate names given to the three WW1 campaign medals - The 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal respectively. These medals were primarily awarded to the Old Contemptibles (B.E.F.). and by convention all three medals are worn together and in the same order from left to right when viewed from the front. The set of three medals or at least the British War Medal and the Victory Medal are the most likely medals to be found among family heirlooms.
When the WW1 medals were issued in the 1920's it coincided with a popular comic strip published by the Daily Mirror newspaper. It was written by Bertram J. Lamb (Uncle Dick), and drawn by the cartoonist Austin Bowen Payne (A.B. Payne). Pip was the dog, Squeak the penguin and Wilfred the young rabbit. It is believed that A. B. Payne's batman during the war had been nicknamed "Pip-squeak" and this is where the idea for the names of the dog and penguin came from. For some reason the three names of the characters became associated with the three campaign medals being issued at that time to many thousands of returning servicemen, and they stuck.
History of Minature Medals
Miniature Medals are half the size of full size medals and unlike Full Size Medals they are not issued but have to be purchased by the recipient. Normally these are worn on mess dress uniforms, black tie & suit functions. The ribbon width in most cases is 16mm wide for British, NATO and United Nations Medals.
As well as being worn by serving and Ex-Service personnel (men & women) many medal collectors and dealers are becoming attracted to these and collectors are turning to miniature medals for an affordable alternative to the ever increasing cost of Full Size medals.
WW1 Medal Ribbons
Ribbon bars are small ribbons mounted on either metal metal bars (pin on) or on a felt covered piece of buckram (sew on), and are generally issued for wear in place of medals.