Summary

Anzac Day school children's medal, issued in 1918. The medal was distributed to every school child that year to commemorate Anzac Day. The Anzac forces first landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.

Gold special striking of the medal sold to Victorian school children and the public to commemorate ANZAC Day, 25 April 1918. 250,000 medals were struck. Bronze medals were sold for 1 shilling and oxidised silver medals for 5 shillings. One-third of the proceeds was to be directed to the funding of a permanent institution for returned soldiers. [The Argus, 11 April 1918, p 8]

The reverse image of the bust of an Australian soldier was adapted from a drawing by H. Harvey, an assistant in the Victorian Education Department.

Physical Description

Obverse has the bust of a uniformed soldier. The reverse image of the bust of an Australian soldier was adapted from a drawing by H. Harvey, an at assistant in the Victorian Education Department.

Obverse Description

Bust of uniformed soldier wearing hat left; around, HONOR TO THE A.I.F. In small letters below bust, S&S 15C HH

Reverse Description

Incuse on scroll which rests on olive branch, GALLIPOLI / FRANCE / PALESTINE; above EVD ; below, ANZAC DAY 1918

Edge Description

plain

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