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Medal - Mothers of World War II Soldiers, Commonwealth of Australia, Australia, 1940 Numismatics 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.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)

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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
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military Campaigns
Tertiary Classification: next of kin
DateEra: 1940 AD
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
Shape: Irregular
Material: Copper Nickel
Issued By: Commonwealth of Australia, Australia, 1939-1945

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