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Medal - Australia Service Medal 1939-1945, Australia, 1945 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18701

Summary:
Australia
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 90 mm (Height), 37 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: 37 * 90

More information

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)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military Campaigns
Tertiary Classification: army campaigns
Series: War Service
DateEra: 1945 AD
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.
VX5704 R.B.JINKS
Shape: Round and ribbon
Material: Nickel Silver
Issued By: Australia
Artist: Percy Metcalfe - Royal Mint, London
Awarded To: Roland Jinks
Person Depicted: HM George VI
References: Joslin 175
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, 256 Pages

Comments

rohit Posted on 23 Apr 2010 10:34 PM
i have this madel r u intrested to buy it.
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Discovery Centre Posted on 27 Apr 2010 1:41 PM
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