Australia Service Medal 1939–1945

Australia Service Medal 1939–1945

Reverse of medal and ribbon (top)

Obverse (left) and reverse (right) of medal

Ribbon (bottom)
Awarded by Australia
Type Campaign medal
Awarded for service in World War II
Clasps None
Established November 1949
Total awarded 43,723++
Related Australian Service Medal 1945–1975, Australian Active Service Medal 1945–1975

The Australia Service Medal 1939–1945 recognises service by Australia's armed forces, Mercantile Marine and Volunteer Defence Corps during World War II.

Initially, the qualifying period was those members who served overseas for at least 18 months full-time service or three years' part-time service between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945. On 16 August 1996, the qualifying period was reduced to 30 days for full-time service and 90 days for part-time service.


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