Medal group awarded to WO/2 W.J. Channon, VX 18392: 1939-45 Star, Africa Star (bears bronze oak leaf for Mentioned in Dispatches), Defence Medal 1939-45, War Medal 1939-45, and Australia Service Medal 1939-45. Note: oak leaf should be on ribbon of War Medal.
Part of a collection including a diary, photographs, documents and medals relating to the service of Wilfred James Channon.
Wilfred James Channon, service number VX18392, was born in West Wyalong, NSW, on 10 Nov 1900. He enlisted at Caulfield, Melbourne, on 29 May 1940. He was twice Mentioned in Dispatches while holding the rank of Sergeant - details published in the London Gazette, 30 December 1941 (page 7360, position 11) and 23 June 1942. He was discharged 14 June 1944 at the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1, while posted at the H Q First Australian Army.
A nickel-silver medal with ribbon. The obverse features a crowned head of King Geirge VI facing left with the artist's initials PM in the field below the neck; around, GEORGIVS VI G: BR: OMN: REX ET INDIAE IMP: The reverse has the Australian Coat of Arms; around above, THE AUSTRALIA SERVICE MEDAL; below, 1939 - 1945. The edge is impressed in capitals: VX 18392 W.J. CHANNON
A crowned head of King George VI facing left with the artist's initials PM in the field below the neck; around, GEORGIVS VI G: BR: OMN: REX ET INDIAE IMP:
The Australian Coat of Arms; around above, THE AUSTRALIA SERVICE MEDAL; below, 1939 - 1945.
VX 18392 W.J. CHANNON
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Victorian Branch, Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL), Mrs Channon, 17 Nov 1980
GEORGIVS VI G: BR: OMN: REX ET INDIAE IMP: THE AUSTRALIA SERVICE MEDAL 1939 - 1945. VX 18392 W.J. CHANNON
Type of item
37 mm (Width), 90 mm (Height)
Round and ribbon
[Book] Joslin, E C., et al. 1988. British Battles and Medals., 256 Pages