I know very little about the WWII service of V19131 Gordon Ralph Selby other than his V number indicates militia rather than 2nd AIF service and that he was a solider in the 3rd Base Ordnance Depot. Gordon's date of discharge was in 1948 rather in 1946 like most WWII soldiers. I suspect this is because he was involved in the decommissioning of weapons and ammunition at the base depot, a post war process that would have taken a considerable amount of time.
The medal was another one that was sent to me by Graham Docksey of the Albury RSL. This Australian Service Medal 1939-45 will be returned to a member of the Selby family to be added to other items of Selby family military history.
The returned medal tally is now 1190.