Trophy Shield : Drill and Sports Competition, Changi

Place Asia: Singapore, Changi
Accession Number REL/04518.007
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Aluminium, Wood
Maker Unknown
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Wooden shield inlaid with aluminium plaques. At the top is an aluminium scroll engraved 'Jeater Shield'. Beneath this is a raised wooden plaque in the same shape as the sheild which is covered with aluminium and engraved 'L of C Bde Drill & Sports Competition Changi 1943 Won by'. Inlaid along the bottom are three aluminuim plaques. Only the first is engraved and reads 'Supply Coy March'.

History / Summary

This plaque was made in Changi but the details surrounding it's history are unknown. It is possibly named for Lieutenant Colonel William David Jeater who served with 2/20 Battalion and was captured by the Japanese in 1942. He was released at the end of the war and discharged in February 1946.

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