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Medallion - For Service In Great War 1914/18

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Medallion, circular, metal, front gold colour on outer circumference, blue colour on inner circumference, coat of arms inner circumference.
Chain, link, gold colour.
Size
16mm Dia, 1mm D.
Object Registration
01077
Historical information
Many towns/cities presented medalions to their citizens for service during WW1. These Medalions were not necessarily presented for military service.
Photo TBA
Significance
These medallions were a means of honouring local citizens for there work during WW1. Many civilians made a huge, unpaid contibution to the war effort. The medalion does not indicate whether or not that the recognition is for military or civil service.
Inscriptions & Markings
Front, Duty Nobly Done,
Front, Coat of Arms, gold star top centre underlined.Shield outlined in light blue bordered by gold colour, red cross outlined in gold colour highlighted by 4 gold coloured stars. Shield is flanked by a kangaroo and an emu.
Gold coloured banner underneath shield, kangaroo and emu..
Rear inscription, "Pres to D. Colquhuon for service in Great War 1914 18. by residents of of Nth Carrum". Unidentified marks underneath the words " of Nth Carrum".
Last updated
7 Aug 2019 at 2:42PM