General Service Medal 1918-62 ribbon bar : Private D Furness, 1 Battalion RAR

Place Asia: Malaya
Accession Number REL36185
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Metal, Silk
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 1960
Conflict Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960

General Service Medal 1918-62 ribbon bar with a brooch pin clip. The ribbon is purple with a central dark green stripe.

History / Summary

Presented to Private D Furness, 1 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (RAR). Private Furness served with 1RAR in Malaya during 1960-1961. Operating as part of the 28th Commonwealth Brigade, 1RAR conducted operations in the 'Black Zone' on the Malay -Thailand border aimed at suppressing continued CT (Communist Terrorists) activity in the region.