Anzac commemorative badge awarded to Pte. Joseph Ferres, service number 36, 11th Battalion, A.I.F. It was issued for the 50th Anniversary by the Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia for the 50th Anniversary in 1967.
Private Ferres joined on 26 August 1914 and served until 13 February 1917.
The medal was issued by the Australian government in 1967 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. Designed by former war artist and Australian War Memorial sculptor Raymond Ewers, they were issued to surviving veterans or their next of kin. All members of the Australian Defence Force who served during the Gallipoli Campaign were entitled to receive the award. The Gallipoli campaign lasted from April 25 1915 to January 8 1916. The award was made for service on the Gallipoli Peninsula and in support of the operations in an area off-shore eastward of a line drawn from Yukyeri Point (lat 39 50' 40'' N long 26 9' 45'' E) through a point in lat 39 53' N long 26 0' E thence to Cape Gremea (lat 40 35' N long 26 6' E). The award was also made available to members of philanthropic organisations and the Press who were accredited to the AIF, and to Australian members of the crews of merchant ships or hospital ships which operated in direct support within the defined area.
A circular bronze centre with crown at top and wreath and plaque at base. The obverse featured Simpson and his donkey carrying a wounded soldier to safety; in the field above, 1915; the wreath below is laurel and the plaque carries the word, ANZAC. The reverse has a lapel badge attachment and is engraved J. FERRES.
Private John Simpson and donkey assisting soldier to left, above 1915 Crown above; wreath and scroll ANZAC below
Pin for wearing, inscribed, J. FERRES
Donation from Mrs H V Ferres
Plain (edge) Private John Simpson and donkey assisting soldier to left, above 1915 Crown above; wreath and scroll ANZAC below (obverse) Pin for wearing, inscribed, J. FERRES (reverse)
Type of item
22 mm (Width), 10 mm (Depth), 34 mm (Height)
Ferres is listed on the World War I Nominal Roll. -Australian War Memorial website [Link 1] -D. Tout-Smith 12/1/2004