Historical information

Anzac Day school children’s medal, issued in 1918 issued by the Victorian Education Department (EVD). The medal was distributed to every Victorian school child that year to commemorate Anzac Day. The Anzac forces first landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.

Physical description

One side has the image of the bust of an Australian soldier was adapted from a drawing by H. Harvey, an at assistant in the Victorian Education Department and the words HONOR TO THE A.I.F.. The reverse has a scroll which rests on olive branch, inscripted with GALLIPOLI / FRANCE / PALESTINE; above EVD ; below, ANZAC DAY 1918.