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Medal - The War Medal 1939-1945, Australia, 1945 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18704

Summary:
Australia
War Medal 1939 - 1945 1945 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Jinks, R.B.
Other Details: Roland Bert Jinks was born on 1 Nov 1911 in Wednesbury, England. He was the foster son of Florence Elizabeth Chadwick, of Fairfield, Victoria, Australia. On 4 Nov 1939 he went to Sale and enlisted in the Australian Army. His service number was VX5704. Private Jinks died on 23 Dec 1941 at the AIF 1 Australian General Hospital. He was buried at the El Alamein War Cemetery in Egypt. His medals were donated to Museum Victoria in 1980. They comprise a War Service Star, Africa Star, Australian Service medal, Defence medal and War Service medal (NU 18701-18705).
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: VX5704 R.B. JINKS
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs F Chadwick, 1980
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 90 mm (Height), 38 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: 37 * 100

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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: VX5704 R.B. JINKS
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)
VX5704 R.B. JINKS
Shape: Round and ribbon
Material: Cupro Nickel
Issued By: Australia
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London, 1945
Artist: Edward Preston - Sandon Studios Society, 1945
Awarded To: Roland Jinks, Australia

VX 5704 R.B. Jinks
References: Joslin 166
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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