These two items, a military disc or dog tag and a medallion, belonged to Private Thomas Wickham who was born in Port Fairy in 1886 and enlisted in the Australian Military Forces in February 1916 (World War One).He was in the 58th Battalion (2nd Reinforcement) and served overseas, returning to Australia in 1919. He was living in Terang at the time of his enlistment with his wife, Elizabeth his next-of- kin. The people of Terang gave medals to those local residents who served in World War One. Thomas Wickham died on Warrnambool in 1955.
These medals are of interest as they are mementoes of a local soldier who served in World War One
.1 This is a brown metal military disc or dog tag with a name and number etched on one side and a hole at the top
.2 This is a gold-coloured metal medallion with an image of an Australian soldier on one side and printed wording on the other. It has an ornamental clip at the top
Inscriptions & markings
.1 1773 Wickham T. 58 BN CE
.2 Presented to T. Wickham who served in the Great European War 1914-1919 Presented by the citizens of Terang