Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer (O.B.E.) Breast Badge Military, George V awarded to Col. Rex Hall, service number 63, A.I.F, circa 1969.
This order was instituted in June 1917 for services to the Empire. Awards to military personnel were introduced in December 1918 for distinguished service in action.
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.
A silver cross patonce surmounted by a crown and loop for suspension from the ribbon. At the centre of the obverse conjoined busts of King George V and Queen Mary crowned and wearing robes of state; around, FOR GOD AND THE EMPIRE. The reverse features the monogram GRI (George Rex Imperator) under a crown on the central medallion of the cross.
A silver cross patonce surmounted by a crown and loop for suspension from the ribbon. At the centre of the obverse conjoined busts of King George V and Queen Mary crowned and wearing robes of state; around, FOR GOD AND THE EMPIRE.
The monogram GRI (George Rex Imperator) under a crown on the central medallion of the cross.
Donation from Victorian Branch, Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL), 24/02/1986
FOR GOD AND THE EMPIRE. GRI (George Rex Imperator)
Type of item
170 mm (Width), 93 mm (Height)
Size of group, not individual medal.
mounted medal group