June 21-27, 2020. Presented by Mildura and District Historical Society. Compiled by Ann Ziguras and Sue Kelly for Mildura Rural City Council Library Service.
100 years ago
MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES: During the war many thousands of Australian soldiers and nurses received the honour of being "mentioned in dispatches". Up to the present, while the medal winner can wear a bar or decoration to signify that he has been selected specially from his fellows for some deed of gallantry, the soldier who gained mention in dispatches has had nothing to show that he has gained this little extra distinction. The British Army authorities have, however, now decided to issue a special emblem to denote that the wearer has been mentioned in dispatches and this will shortly be ready for issue to approved claimants. The emblem will be issued in two sizes. The larger, to be worn with the Victory Medal, which will be affixed to the centre of the riband, at an angle; the smaller one will be worn across the riband.