Medal Group awarded to Colonel Joseph Rex Hall O.B.E.
8 medals mounted on bar with pin. Order of British Empire, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal 1914-20, Victory Medal 1914-18, War Medal 1939-45, Australia Service Medal 1939-45, George VI Coronation 1937, Efficiency Decoration.
Hall was born in Kerang, Victoria. He was an accountant when he joined on18 August 1914, aged 19 years and 9 months.
In October 1914, he embarked for active service as a Corporal in the 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance. On 9 May 1915 he was serving in Gallipoli and by August 1915 he was promoted to Sergeant. Hall was posted to the Imperial Camel Corps in July 1916 in Palestine. He was then transferred from the 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance to the 3rd Anzac Camel Battalion in November 1916.
In April 1918 he was made Temporary Captain in the Imperial Camel Brigade and by July 1918 he was Staff Captain of the 5th Light Horse Brigade. In September 1918, Hall was Staff Captain in France and by May 1919 he was ADC to General Chauvel in London.
Colonel Hall returned to Australia in July 1919 and his appointment was terminated on 14 January 1920.
In 1929 he resided at 386 Lower Malvern Rd, East Malvern and records show in 1967 he sent a letter applying for his Anzac medal.
Eight medals mounted on bar with pin. Order of British Empire, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal 1914-20, Victory Medal 1914-18, War Medal 1939-45, Australia Service Medal 1939-45, George VI Coronation 1937, Efficiency Decoration.
Eight medals sttiched onto bar with metal pin.
Donation from Victorian Branch, Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL), 24/02/1986
Type of item
350 mm (Width), 80 mm (Height)
mounted medal group
References: National Archives of Australia website: [Link 1]