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Medal in white box - Corporal Percy Kiely

From the Collection of Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch 2-4 Templeton Street Wangaratta Victoria

Description
T shape medal in silver metal with cream coloured ribbon with red and light blue strip
Size
7cm. x 5cm.
Object Registration
232
Keywords
tobruk, t medal, ww2, percy kiely, 2/23rd battalion
Historical information
The Tobruk Siege Medal is an unofficial award issued by the "Rats of Tobruk" Association in 1977 to troops who were in action during the Siege of Tobruk between April and December 1941.
Medal issued posthumously to Corporal Percy Angus KIELY VX48300 Born 30/1/1906 at Wangaratta who served with 2/23 Battalion in the MIddle East and New Guinea. Percy died on 25/4/44 from a fractured skull and brain haemorrhage when struck by a falling limb of a tree on 21/4/44 at Whitfield.
When Made
c1977
Significance
The Tobruk Siege Medal is an unofficial award issued by the "Rats of Tobruk" Association in 1977. The Tobruk Siege medal known as the T medal was issued to Australian, British, Indian, New Zealand and Polish troops who were in action during the Siege of Tobruk between April and December 1941.
Inscriptions & Markings

Tobruk Seige 1941
Last updated
26 Oct 2019 at 4:55PM