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Badge - Anzac Commemorative, Australia, Private R.M. Collins, 1967 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 44563

Summary:
Anzac commemorative lapel badge awarded to Pte. R.M. Collins in 1967.

In March 1967 the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Harold Holt, announced that a commemorative medallion and badge was to be issued to surviving members of the Australian Defence Force who served on the Gallipoli Peninsula, or in direct support of the operations from close off shore, at any time during the period from the first Anzac Day in April 1915 to the date of final evacuation in January 1916.
Description:
A circular bronze centre with crown at top and wreath and plaque at base. The obverse features Simpson and his donkey carrying a wounded soldier to safety; in the field above, 1915; the wreath below is laurel and the plaque carries the word, ANZAC. The reverse has a lapel badge attachment and is engraved R.M. COLLINS.
Statement Of Significance:
A commemorative medallion and badge was to be issued to surviving members of the Australian Defence Force who served on the Gallipoli Peninsula, or in direct support of the operations from close off shore, at any time during the period from the first ANZAC Day in April 1915 to the date of final evacuation in January 1916. The medal could be claimed by surviving family but the badge could only be claimed by a person who served in the Gallipoli campaign.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Reginald Collins, 1968
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Height), 22 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, commemorations, anzac day
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
DateEra: 1967 AD
Obverse Description: Bronze with crown at top and wreath and plaque at base. At centre, Simpson and his donkey carrying a wounded soldier to safety; in the field above, '1915'; the wreath below is laurel and the plaque carries the word, 'ANZAC'.
Reverse Description: 'R.M. COLLINS'.
Inscriptions: Observe: ANZAC 1915
Reverse: R.M. COLLINS
Shape: Round with crown at top
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Australia
Artist: Mr Raymond Ewers
Designer: Mr Eric Garrett - Department of the Army
Awarded To: Private R. Collins, Australia
Place: Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey

Place commemorated: a commemorative medallion and badge was to be issued to surviving members of the Australian Defence Force who served on the Gallipoli Peninsula, or in direct support of the operations from close off shore.
References: Australian War Memorial website
http://www.awm.gov.au/

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