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Medal - Mothers of World War II Soldiers, Commonwealth of Australia, Australia, 1940 Reg. No: NU 37230
- This medal was awarded by the Commonwealth of Australia to mothers and widows to mark the death of a child or husband on active service during World War II. Additional bars bearing a star were issued if further losses occurred.
Following Federation, the Commonwealth assumed responsibility for national defence. During and after World War I, the Commonwealth assumed some responsibility for returned servicemen, including funding the construction of houses for returned soldiers and their families.
|Dimensions:||36 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Secondary Classification:||Military Campaigns|
|Tertiary Classification:||next of kin|
|Obverse Description:||At right a veiled woman whose hand reaches for a wreath, at right, FOR AUSTRALIA|
|Reverse Description:||ISSUED BY THE / C'WLTH GOVT / A 3271 / G. & E. RODD / 1940|
|Issued By:||Commonwealth of Australia, Australia, 1939-1945|