Anzac Day school children's medal, issued in 1916. The medal was struck by the Education Department of Victoria for distribution to school children in 1916 to commemorate the first anniversary of Anzac day. The Anzac forces first landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.
Mint: Stokes & Sons.
Obverse has the head of George V. Reverse has 'ANZAC' within wreath.
Head of George V facing left, mint initials on truncation, S&S; around above, FOR KING AND COUNTRY below, * 1916 *
Within wreath, ANZAC; around above, DEPT. OF EDUCATION . VICTORIA around below, . LEST WE FORGET . 25 APRIL 15 .
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
27 mm (Width), 56 mm (Height), 9.77 g (Weight)
Height is with ribbon extended but top fold not straightened
[Book] Carlisle, Leslie J. 1983. Australian commemorative medals and medalets from 1788.