Presented by Gail Dunne at the Wicklow 1916 Public Collections Day 2016 medals of his great uncle John Keegan.
The British War Medal was awarded to all men who served in the main theatres of war and those who left their native shore for service.
The 1914 Star Medal (with clasp) was awarded for British Army service in France or Belgium between 5 August and 22 November 1914. A clasp was instituted in 1919 (post war) .The clasp, together with two small silver roses, was awarded to those who had served under fire or who had operated within range of enemy mobile artillery in France or Belgium during the period between 5 August and 22 November 1914. The clasp had to be claimed personally by the recipients, of whom a large number had either died before 1919 or neglected to apply.
Both medals belonged to John Keegan, a native of Wicklow Town who served in the British Army during WW1