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Medal - The War Medal 1939-1945, Australia, 1945 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 15506

Summary:
Australia
War Medal 1939 - 1945
Awarded to: V146990 J. FERRES

Other Details: First World War medal, awarded to Private J. Ferres. Private Joseph Ferres of the 11th Battalion. He enlisted on 7/8/1914 and served until 13/2/1917. His regimental number was 36. Ferres served in Gallipoli, and was also awarded a medal to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ANZAC Gallipoli landings in 1967.
Description:
A cupro-nickel medal with mount and ribbon. The obverse features a crowned head of King George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: (Translation - George VI by the Grace of God King of all the British, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India); the artist's initials H.P. (T.H. Paget) in the field below the neck. The reverse depicts a lion standing facing left on a fallen two-headed dragon; in field above lion, 1939 1945; the artist's initials E.CR.P. (A. Carter Preston) in field to left of lion. The edge is impressed: V146990 J. FERRES
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs H Ferres
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Thomas Humphrey Paget, Medallist (1893-1974)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military Campaigns
Tertiary Classification: army campaigns
Series: War Service
DateEra: 1945 AD
Obverse Description: A crowned head of King George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: (Translation - George VI by the Grace of God King of all the British, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India); the artist's initials H.P. (T.H. Paget) in the field below the neck.
Reverse Description: A lion standing facing left on a fallen two-headed dragon; in field above lion, 1939 1945; the artist's initials E.CR.P. (A. Carter Preston) in field to left of lion.
Edge Description: V146990 J. FERRES
Inscriptions: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: (Translation - George VI by the Grace of God King of all the British, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India)
H.P. (T.H. Paget)
1939 1945
E.CR.P. (A. Carter Preston)
V146990 J. FERRES
Shape: Round with mount and ribbon
Material: Cupro Nickel
Issued By: Australia
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London, 1945
Artist: Edward Preston - Sandon Studios Society, 1945
Awarded To: Private Joseph Ferres, Australia

V146990 J. Ferres
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], B Simpkin - Spink & Sons Ltd., A Litherland - Spink & Sons Ltd., E Joslin - Spink & Sons Ltd., British Battles and Medals, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1988, 253 Pages

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