20 February 2010

600th medal returned

This WWII group of five awarded to NX161316 Warren McLeod is nothing spectacular. They were awarded to a soldier for two years service from 1943 to 1945. However, 65 years later we will be returning this group to McLeod's sister who is very excited about this. Also the title says it all, this group marks the 600th medal that Lost Medals Australia has returned to a family.

For those interested in difference in naming styles these medals show a couple of differences. The stars are named by burr engraving rather than being impressed. This style is more common for WWII RAAF stars. Also the impressing on the ASM 39-45 is some what softer struck than on the other two medals.

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