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Fob - World War I, Returned From Service, Clifford Henry Nowell A.B., Victoria, 1919 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 44560

Summary:
Nine carat gold presentation fob awarded to Clifford Henry Nowell, Able Seaman (A.B.), service number 1586, of the Royal Australian Navy to commemorate his safe return from service in World War I.

Nowell was born on 15 March 1894 at Camperdown, Victoria. He joined the Navy on 15 April 1912 and was discharged seven years later on 19 July 1919.

Such fobs normally had the name of the town or district issuing the piece to those returning after the war.
Description:
A circular skeletal gold badge featuring the Australian Coat of Arms; around on border incuse, C.H.NOWELL A.B.
The reverse is hallmarked.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Trevor Plumridge, 1986
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 27 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Outside diameter 27 mm

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, returned service fobs
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
DateEra: 1919 AD
Obverse Description: A circular skeletal gold badge featuring the Australian Coat of Arms; around on border incuse, C.H.NOWELL A.B.
Reverse Description: The reverse is hallmarked.
Inscriptions: Engraved: "C.H. NOWELL A.B."
Stamped on reverse: "R? / No 263 / ?9 W"
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Gold
Issued By: Australia, 1919
Awarded To: Mr Clifford Nowell, Australia, 1919
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Arthur Winzenried, Green Grows Our Garden: a Centenary History of Horticultural Education at Burnley, South Yarra, 1991

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