Medal, Military War Medal 1939-1945 T Templeton; Unknown manufacturer; 1939; WY....


Medal, Military War Medal 1939-1945 T Templeton

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This War Medal 1939-1945 was presented to Private Thomas Templeton 18816 N.Z. Army on his return from World War Two. Before going to war Thomas Templeton was a civilian\farm worker. He worked for the Wyndham Town Board as a day man, keeping the streets clean and tidy and he also prepared graves for interment.

The grosgrain ribbon on this medal is black and white whereas it should be red, white and blue.

The War Medal 1939-45 was awarded across the British Commonwealth to all full time members of the Armed Forces for 28 days service between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945 irrespective of where they were serving.


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Europe, United Kingdom, England, London

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h 120 mm x w 38 mm

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Military - World War Two

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