Alternative Name(s): Watch Chain Medallion
Nine carat gold presentation fob awarded to Clifford Henry Nowell, Able Seaman (A.B.), service number 1586, of the Royal Australian Navy to commemorate his safe return from service in World War I.
Nowell was born on 15 March 1894 at Camperdown, Victoria. He joined the Navy on 15 April 1912 and was discharged seven years later on 19 July 1919.
Such fobs normally had the name of the town or district issuing the piece to those returning after the war.
A circular skeletal gold badge featuring the Australian Coat of Arms; around on border incuse, C.H.NOWELL A.B. The reverse is hallmarked.
A circular skeletal gold badge featuring the Australian Coat of Arms; around on border incuse, C.H.NOWELL A.B.
The reverse is hallmarked.
Donation from Mr Trevor Plumridge, (Estate of) Mr C. H. Nowell - Nowell Collection, 20 Feb 1986
Engraved: "C.H. NOWELL A.B." Stamped on reverse: "R? / No 263 / ?9 W"
Type of item
27 mm (Outside Diameter)
Outside diameter 27 mm
Round with loop
[Book] Winzenried, A. P. 1991. Green Grows Our Garden: a Centenary History of Horticultural Education at Burnley.