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Date Instituted

1949

Campaign

Second World War 1939-45

Obverse

Uncrowned head of King George VI  and the legend `GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX ET: INDIAE: IMP: .

Reverse

Australian Commonwealth Coat of Arms in the centre and the inscription `THE AUSTRIALA SERVICE MEDAL’ round the side, the dates `1939 - 1945’ below.

Size

36mm

Metal:

Cupro-nickel  

Naming

Small impressed capital letters. The service number of the recipient was prefixed with a letter donating the state in which he/she enlisted including `N’ for New South Wales, `Q’ for Queensland, `S’ for South Australia, `T’ for Tasmania, `V’ for Victoria and `W’ for Western Australia. X prefix is for AIF (Australian Imperial Forces)

Clasps

None authorised.

Approx. Medals issued


Comments

Awarded to all Australian personnel for 18 months overseas service or for 3 years home service, this also included Volunteer Overseas Service.

AUSTRALIA SERVICE MEDAL