Historical information

One of a series of four boards of mounted replica medals of the Australian Defence Forces. This board shows medals pertaining to World War 2. Replicas include different campaign stars and the Defence Medal and Active Service Medal. There is a cloth patch embroidered 'H.M.A.S.' and cap band from HMAS Sydney. The Rising Sun badge and badges for Return from Active Service and a RAAF emblem.
The text reproduced at the base accompanied the WW1 memorial plaques.
The boards were on display in the Melbourne Legacy Foyer cabinets until June 2017.


A record that Legacy holds some war memorabilia as Legatees were once solely returned servicemen.

Physical description

Replica medals from World War 2 mounted on silk inserts into green boards plus additional badges and cap band.

Inscriptions & markings

Title inscribed in brass plaques say World War 2, 1939-1945 Star, Atlantic Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star, Burma Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, and Australia Service Medal 1939-1945. Cloth badge embroidered 'H.M.A.S.' and a black cap band embossed 'H.M.A.S. Sydney'.