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Medal - Australia Service Medal 1939-1945, Australia, 1945 Reg. No: NU 18701
Australia Service 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). The medal was designed by Percy Metcalf, an accomplished coin designer. The crowned image of George VI is very similar to Metcalf's image of the king used on a variety of British medals.
- A nickel-silver medal with ribbon. The obverse features a crowned head of King Geirge VI facing left with the artist's initials PM in the field below the neck; around, GEORGIVS VI G: BR: OMN: REX ET INDIAE IMP:
The reverse has the Australian Coat of Arms; around above, THE AUSTRALIA SERVICE MEDAL; below, 1939 - 1945.
The edge is impressed in capitals: VX5704 R.B.JINKS
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs F Chadwick, 1980
|Dimensions:||90 mm (Height), 37 mm (Width)|
|Dimension Comment:||37 * 90|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH George VI (1895-1952), Percy Metcalfe, Coin Designer, (1895-1970)|
|Secondary Classification:||Military Campaigns|
|Tertiary Classification:||army campaigns|
|Obverse Description:||A crowned head of King Geirge VI facing left with the artist's initials PM in the field below the neck; around, GEORGIVS VI G: BR: OMN: REX ET INDIAE IMP:|
|Reverse Description:||The Australian Coat of Arms; around above, THE AUSTRALIA SERVICE MEDAL; below, 1939 - 1945.|
|Edge Description:||VX5704 R.B.JINKS|
|Inscriptions:||GEORGIVS VI G: BR: OMN: REX ET INDIAE IMP:
THE AUSTRALIA SERVICE MEDAL 1939 - 1945.
|Shape:||Round and ribbon|
|Artist:||Percy Metcalfe - Royal Mint, London|
|Awarded To:||Roland Jinks|
|Person Depicted:||HM George VI|