Summary

Other Details: Gilded bronze medal struck to commemorate the landing at Gallipoli in 1915. The obverse depicts an Anzac landing and calling the battle-cry "Imshi Yalla" believed to mean 'go away' which the soldiers had learned in the markets in Cairo. The medal was designed by I.G. Wright of Sydney, was struck by Amor and issued by the Arts & Crafts Association of Sydney

Obverse Description

ANZAC landing on beach and running left, holds rifle and wears hat; around, IMSHI YALLA Shipe and landing craft in background below, Artist's initials, I.G.W. SYDNEY

Reverse Description

At centre within circle, sun rising behind hill, APRIL 25; around, DARDANELLES 1915

Edge Description

Plain

Significance

Gilded bronze medal struck to commemorate the landing at Gallipoli in 1915. The obverse depicts an ANZAC landing and calling the battle-cry "Imshi Yalla" believed to mean 'go away' which the soldiers had learned in the markets in Cairo. The medal was designed by I.G. Wright of Sydney, was struck by Amor and issued by the Arts & Crafts Association of Sydney. -Carlisle, L.J., 1983. Australian Commemorative Medals and Medalets from 1788, p.134. -J. Sharples 2 Sep 2003.

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