80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal

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80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal
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Medal and ribbon
Awarded by Australia
Type Medal
Eligibility Surviving World War I veterans
Awarded for The 80th anniversary of the Armistice
Status Ceased
Clasps None
Statistics
Established 27 January 1999
Total awarded 71[1]
Order of Wear
Next (higher) National Police Service Medal
Next (lower) Australian Sports Medal

The 80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal was a commemorative medal made to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Armistice marking the end of World War I. It is the first commemorative medal in the Australian Honours System.[2]

A total of 71 medals were issued prior to Anzac Day (25 April) 1999, with the medal being minted in record time following its establishment in January 1999.[2]

Description[edit]

  • The 80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal is a nickel-silver medal ensigned with the Crown of King George V (sovereign at the time of World War I). The obverse has a raised central replica of the Bullecourt Digger.[3] The words 80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal are on the perimeter of the medal.
  • The reverse of the medal shows the Federation Star over the central inscription 'Lest We Forget' surrounded by two sprays of golden wattle that cross at the base.
  • The medal ribbon has a central black stripe flanked by red and black stripes. Red and black are the colours of the Flanders poppy worn as a mark of respect on Remembrance Day.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Medal Yearbook 2013. Honiton, Devon: Token. 2013. p. 396. ISBN 978-1-908-828-00-2. 
  2. ^ a b "80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal". It's an Honour website. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Bullecourt Digger, Australians on the Western Front 1914-1918