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Australian Service Medal 1939-1945

From the Collection of Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc. 330 Heinz Lane Invermay Park Victoria

Description
Medallion attached to a navy blue, light blue, red and beige striped ribbon. The medallion depicts an effigy of King George IV of Great Britain and the commonwealth with the words: "GEORGE IV S VI (obscured component) G. BR. OMN. REX ET INDIAE IMP" in relief on one side. The others side depicts the Australian Coat of Arms and the words: "The AUSTRALIA SERVICE MEDAL 1939-1945".
Size
Coin diameter: 35mm. Medallion: 50mm tall and 38mm wide. Ribbon: 80mm tall x 31mm wide
Object Registration
1078
Keywords
medallion, medal, australian service medal, service medal, ww2, world war two
Historical information
The Australian Service Medal 1939-1945 was awarded to armed Australian forces and volunteer defence corps for their service during WWII. Created by King Geroge IV, this was the first distinctive Australian medal in the British system of honours and awards.
Last updated
4 Feb 2019 at 10:15AM