How do I find out what medals My grandad was awarded Australia?

How do I find out what medals My grandad was awarded Australia?

Personal service records are available from the National Archives of Australia . If medal entitlements are not included on the individual’s service record you can apply to Defence Honours and Awards for details their medal entitlements and medals that have been issued.

What medals were awarded in WWII?

United States

  • Medal of Honor.
  • Navy Cross.
  • Distinguished Service Cross.
  • Distinguished Service Medal.
  • Navy Distinguished Service Medal.
  • Legion of Merit.
  • Silver Star.
  • Bronze Star.

What is the rarest WW2 Medal?

Atlantic Star
Atlantic Star, World War II Medal This is in our opinion one of the Rarest of the World War II Stars. The Atlantic Star was instituted in May of 1945 to honour those who took place in the Battle of the Atlantic. It was mainly for those who were part of shipping convoys, a mission that many did not come back from.

When did Australia start awarding medals after World War 2?

After the Second World War, Imperials medals were awarded for Australian contributions to the Korean War, the Malayan Emergency, the Indonesian Confrontation and the Vietnam War. A new system of Australian honors was introduced in 1975, which included the medals issued to recognize conflict and operational service.

What kind of medals did Australia win in Afghanistan?

Foreign awards commonly awarded to Australians for campaign service include: NATO Medal with ‘ISAF’ clasp for service with the International Security Assistance Force. NATO Medal with ‘Afghanistan clasp for service in Operation Resolute Support.

What did Australian soldiers get for World War 2?

For service during World War II Australian personnel were awarded Imperial campaign medals. The same medals were issued to all Commonwealth personnel, and in addition Commonwealth countries generally issued a unique medal to recognise the service of their own people.

What kind of medal was awarded in WW2?

The War Medal 1939–1945 is a British campaign medal awarded to subjects of the British Commonwealth who had served full-time. Read more. The Australian Operational Service Medal is a campaign medal established on 22 May 2012 to recognize service by ADF personnel on designated hazardous operations. Read more.